Purdue College names Chiang its subsequent president


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Board of Trustees introduced immediately (June 10) its unanimous election of Dr. Mung Chiang, presently the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Government Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, because the college’s subsequent president. Dr. Chiang will substitute present president Mitch Daniels efficient Jan. 1, 2023. Daniels has served since January 2013.

Throughout Chiang’s 5 years at Purdue, he has led his school to its highest rankings ever, even because it has grown dramatically at each the undergraduate and graduate ranges. Purdue is presently ranked No. 4 amongst graduate applications, No. 3 for on-line applications, and No. 10 for undergraduate training, and is the biggest college within the nation’s high 10. Each authorities and industry-sponsored analysis funding have set new information, as do the 12 nationwide analysis facilities now housed on the college. 

In the meantime, Chiang has performed a central position in establishing new relationships with federal companies within the nationwide safety and financial improvement sectors, and in recruiting new corporations to take a position and create jobs in Purdue’s Discovery Park District. He spent 2020 as scientific and expertise advisor to the U.S. secretary of state on a prestigious Intergovernmental Personnel Act appointment.

Chiang earned a B.S. (Hons.) in electrical engineering and arithmetic, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford College. He got here to Purdue from Princeton College, the place in his position because the Arthur LeGrand Professor of Electrical Engineering, he was acknowledged for quite a few improvements in instructing and was the primary chairman of Princeton’s Entrepreneurial Council. The holder of 25 patents, he based three corporations and was named New Jersey’s CEO of the 12 months in 2014. Amongst many different educational honors, Chiang obtained the Alan T. Waterman Award in 2013 because the nation’s high scientist underneath the age of 40 for his excellence in edge computing, web congestion, cloud and video optimization, and different analysis areas.  Chiang’s analysis publications have obtained over 30,000 citations with an H-index of 81. He has graduated greater than 50 Ph.D. college students and postdocs, together with 24 who’ve turn into school in analysis universities. His full biography is hooked up.

Chiang will lead a transition of his duties as dean, whereas persevering with his strategic initiatives project.

Board of Trustees Chairman Michael Berghoff mentioned, “Mung is the best selection to steer Purdue into its subsequent ‘big leap.’ The board couldn’t be extra assured on this choice, as we now have had the chance to watch his efficiency throughout a broad vary of duties for 5 years. 

“He has displayed not solely educational excellence but in addition administrative acumen, efficient relationship-building with educational, governmental, and enterprise companions, and the abilities of public communications. He brings your complete package deal of abilities and expertise essential to take our college additional ahead. It’s no shock that Mung has been supplied the presidency of a number of different faculties, and the board is grateful that his loyalty to Purdue saved him right here and obtainable as this time of transition arrived.”

Berghoff thanked President Daniels for his service, saying, “The final decade has seen Purdue attain unprecedented ranges of nationwide recognition, mirrored in file enrollments, educational rankings, and total status.

Assertion from Dr. Mung Chiang

“It’s the highest and most humbling honor to be chosen by the Board of Trustees as the following president of Purdue College: the distinctive and most exceptional land-grant college within the land of the free. All through the previous 153 years, and spanning from the Wabash River to the moon, generations of Boilermakers contributed to our state, to our nation, and to humanity in immeasurable methods. There isn’t any different place like Purdue.

“And there’s no different college chief like ours. President Daniels constructed Purdue into essentially the most consequential public college in the US. Below Mitch’s management, our college attained the strongest educational status, from record-breaking enrollment to all-time-high analysis excellence, from the Ever True marketing campaign to the reworked campus. Purdue led the nation in safely reopening throughout the pandemic, whereas its monetary basis is fortified stronger than ever earlier than. However there’s much more. Mitch can also be essentially the most modern president in America: affordability by tuition freeze, twenty first century land grant by Purdue World, and financial progress in Indiana by entrepreneurship and the Discovery Park District in West Lafayette.

“The wonderful success of the Daniels’ Decade should proceed. Whereas my household and I are blessed with the delight of gold and black, I am additionally humbled by a frightening activity: make sure the continuity of immediately’s momentum into the following big leaps. I’ve had the privilege to be part of the Purdue staff prior to now 5 years, and there is way more that I must continue learning, like a scholar, from every of you. Within the subsequent seven months and past, my tasks begin with listening, to college students, school, workers, alumni, neighbors, and state, nationwide and international companions, buddies and households of Purdue.

“Neil Armstrong mentioned, ‘Information is prime to all human achievement and progress.’ A college presents a time when lives are lifted by scholar entry and success. My very own life was lifted out of shortage due to training. A college preserves a spot for all minds in pursuit of open inquiry. And I am ever grateful for the dignity to serve the skills at our college. As an immigrant residing the American dream and as a citizen of the best nation in human historical past, I am additionally proud to serve, in larger training as I did within the U.S. State Division, the most effective hope for freedom and alternative within the ‘shining metropolis on the hill.’

“Alternatives and challenges are intensifying for American larger training, from modality and worth of studying to R&D funding by authorities and the non-public sector. We imagine your complete Purdue system, throughout all campuses and all items, will innovate collectively and excel collectively: one brick at a time, towards boundless potential within the Boilermaker future.

“Hail Our Purdue!”

Chosen vital accomplishments of the Mitch Daniels presidency

  • Frozen tuition for unprecedented 11 years by 2022-23.
    • March 2013: Simply seven weeks into his presidency, President Daniels declares a two-year tuition freeze to handle rising school prices and issues over affordability. This marks the primary time tuition is not going to go up since 1976.
  • Launch of daring initiatives and college priorities: Purdue Strikes in 2013 and Purdue’s Subsequent Strikes in 2021.
  • Acquisition, launch and progress of Purdue College World.
  • Creation of Purdue Polytechnic Excessive Faculties, now three faculties sturdy in Indianapolis and South Bend.
  • Dedication to Freedom of Expression, with Purdue changing into the primary public establishment of upper training to undertake a free speech coverage known as the “Chicago ideas.”
  • Conception and championship of the expansion and enlargement of the Discovery Park District at Purdue.
  • New very important partnerships and company areas, together with Rolls-Royce, Saab, Schweitzer Engineering Labs.
  • Document innovation and commercialization exercise, together with progress in patents and startups based mostly on Purdue school and scholar analysis and discovery.
  • Transformation of the State Road hall.
  • Document progress of fundraising, together with extremely profitable Ever True fundraising marketing campaign, elevating greater than $2.5 billion, and the launch of the Purdue Day of Giving, an annual celebration that has grown and achieved file donors and donations annually since 2014.
  • Yearlong celebration of Purdue’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary.
  • Elevated rankings throughout the board for the college, its schools and applications.
  • Unprecedented progress of the college and the undergraduate scholar physique.
  • Transformative training initiatives, together with Diploma in Three applications throughout campus, a Civics Literacy requirement, and evaluation of the expansion in vital pondering for all college students.
  • Growth of the bodily plant, together with:
    • Chaney-Hale Corridor of Science.
    • Agricultural and Organic Engineering Constructing.
    • David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Advanced.
    • Wilmeth Lively Studying Heart.
    • Faculty of Engineering and Purdue Polytechnic Gateway Advanced: Dudley Corridor and Lambertus Corridor.
    • Marc and Sharon Hagle Corridor.
    • The Life Sciences Ranges Phenotyping Greenhouse Constructing.
    • Animal Sciences advanced: Creighton Corridor of Animal Sciences, the Land O’Lakes Heart for Experiential Studying and Purina Pavilion.
    • Zucrow Excessive-Pace Propulsion Lab.
    • Hypersonics and Utilized Analysis Facility.
    • Schleman Corridor of Scholar Companies and Stewart Heart renovations for scholar companies.
  • Creation of Presidential Lecture Collection, bringing to campus distinguished visitor audio system on coverage, management, tradition and society.

About Purdue College

Purdue College is a high public analysis establishment growing sensible options to immediately’s hardest challenges. Ranked in every of the final 4 years as one of many 10 Most Progressive universities in the US by U.S. Information & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing analysis and out-of-this-world discovery. Dedicated to hands-on and on-line, real-world studying, Purdue presents a transformative training to all. Dedicated to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most charges at 2012-13 ranges, enabling extra college students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue by no means stops within the persistent pursuit of the following big leap at https://tales.purdue.edu.

Media contact: Tim Doty, [email protected]



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