A donor revoked a $1 million gift because she disagreed with the choice of Governor Mitch Daniels as Purdue's next president.
Indiana farmland values jumped by nearly 23-percent from 2010 to 2011.
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.
A source close to the governor confirms Mitch Daniels will be the next president of Purdue University.
President France Cordova is retiring in five weeks, and the board has said it wants to pick her successor by then.
Purdue University experts say parasitic mites are going to be more populous this year because of the warmer winter and spring.
Most of the tornado debris has been picked up and now rebuilding is starting in Southern Indiana.