Governor Daniels last week helped welcome Purdue’s newest freshman class to campus and he says he’s spent time in West Lafayette on his days off as he works to learn the ins and outs of his next job. But Daniels says Purdue’s board of trustees knows his total focus is on his job as governor.
“The balance is entirely on the side of this job,” Daniels says. “They understand that when they approached me about it, that I would not be available ‘til January.”
And Daniels says his administration is not just marking time until the next governor takes over.
“Late last year, worked out with every department in state government a set of very specific assignments and objectives to be accomplished this year and we’re just managing to those objectives right now,” he says.
Daniels says land acquisition and conservation efforts are examples of concrete goals each state agency and department has been assigned.