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Purdue President To Do “Double Duty” At Smithsonian

The Purdue president, an astrophysicist by trade, will go to work for one of the nation's most prominent preservers of historic and scientific artifacts.

France Cordova

Photo: Purdue University photo/Andrew Hancock

Purdue President France A. Córdova, at left, talks with Purdue University professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Laureate in chemistry, at his home in West Lafayette.

The outgoing president of Purdue University has a new job. France Cordova will step down as Purdue‘s president in mid-July but last week Cordova was installed as the Chairwoman of the National Smithsonian Institution‘s governing board. Cordova says she will be doing double duty for a while…

“For the next few months, I‘m both chairing the board of regents for the Smithsonian and I‘m President of Purdue,” she says.

Cordova is an astrophysicist and was a chief scientist at NASA. She says she will also keep a job as a faculty member at Purdue until she desides to resign that post. Cordova says she’s looking forward to the groundbreaking for a new museum honoring African-American history, art, and culture in late February at which President Obama will preside.

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