Governor Mitch Daniels has asked that any further renovation of the President’s Office at Purdue University be canceled, saying he knew nothing about the $380,000 project.
Daniels is set to take over as Purdue head come January after his term as governor is over. He says the renovation of the President‘s office was not his plan.
“I‘m probably a little oversensitive on this, but it‘s really important for people to know I had nothing to do with it, didn‘t know about it, wasn‘t asked about it,” Daniels says. “Had I been asked about it, I would‘ve said, let‘s not or let‘s not right now.”
Daniels added that as governor he has been sensitive about spending money on his own account. He says he was bothered to hear about the touted price tag on the renovation and as Purdue’s president he will focus on making education affordable to students.