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Purdue's Presidential Search: On A Bad Day, New University President 'Needs To Be God'

Lebanon, Ind., high school ag teacher (and former Indiana Teacher of the Year) Byron Ernest offers a look into Purdue University’s presidential search:

“I am sure you can imagine the energy of this almost 3 hour discussion. Purdue Trustee John Hardin said at the end of the discussion, ‘On a bad day this person needs to be God.’ Not an easy task to find a person who can do all of the above. Keep in mind the search committee has had 40+ discussions like the one I was involved in. Personally, I want a transformational, unconventional leader who will think, as Secretary Arne Duncan has called for, creatively and reimagine higher education.”

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