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Daniels cryptic on Purdue president job

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels gave a cryptic reply when asked if he was going to be Purdue's next president.

Let's just say that maybe someone who reveres higher education and wants desperately to see it succeed as well as possible, and comes at it with a slightly different, maybe complimentary, set of experiences, can contribute something," Daniels said.

Daniels went on to say that there needs to be changes in higher education. According to Daniels, more people who have attended college have loan than have degress.

Daniels holds degrees from Princeton and Georgetown Law School. But he doesn't have a PhD.

Noblesville State Senator Luke Kenley says the fact that Daniels doesn't hold a PhD shouldn't be a problem.

"I think Mitch is an intellectual and recognized leader. A recognized person of success and I think at a major university like Purdue. They're really on the move. I think it's just a good fit," Kenley said.

Purdue's current president is retiring next month after leading the school for five years.

Purdue trustees are secheduled to vote on a new president.

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