McRobbie calls Daniels a strong leader with a demonstrated track record of success.
Daniels will succeed France Córdova, who is stepping down after five years leading Purdue.
Daniels becomes the 12th person to lead Purdue University.
The Purdue board of trustees’ vote and announcement on the next president is scheduled for Thursday.
Purdue's mandatory retirement age could be a barrier to a long presidential career for Mitch Daniels.
A source close to the governor confirms Mitch Daniels will be the next president of Purdue University.
The governor says he initially thought about declining, but gave in to a long-held ambition.
One legal scholar says a group of younger justices could change the way the Indiana Supreme Court functions.
Another justice, Frank Sullivan, is already slated to retire later this year.
Governor Daniels made a stop Thursday in Martinsville to visit a sock factory that is back up and running.