Mitch Daniels Takes the Helm at Purdue
By Jane S. Shaw
Public universities have stability that private colleges do not. Cushioned by state appropriations, they don’t rely on tuition the way private colleges do and their lower tuition makes them competitive.
But they too are buffeted by change. It now costs $22,000 on average to attend public universities, students are afraid that they won’t get jobs, parents are beginning to wonder what their children are learning, legislatures are not as sympathetic as in the past, and online alternatives create an uncertain future.
How should presidents of such universities respond? Let’s look at Purdue University, where former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels recently completed his first year as president. READ MORE HERE