Secret Presidential Search Causes Ire

Jun 17, 2022, 2:49 PM

(from Inside Higher Ed) On Friday, Purdue University announced a new president. This came as a shock to faculty members caught off guard by the transition. Now they’re charging Purdue with conducting a secret presidential search that has called into question the administration’s commitment to transparency. While faculty members acknowledge that new president Mung Chiang — currently the dean of Purdue’s College of Engineering — has impressive credentials, they accuse the Board of Trustees and outgoing president Mitch Daniels of eroding the norms of shared university governance by bypassing an open search process. While the move is not against university rules, it has created significant mistrust among the community, as they have not heard the new president's vision and intentions. 

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