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May 7, 2007

UC-Riverside chancellor selected as next Purdue president

Trustees select Córdova
to lead Purdue

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Student Board of Trustees member Rachel Cumberbatch of Lebanon, Ind., on May 7 presents a Purdue varsity jacket to France A. Córdova, who was chosen as the next president of Purdue. Córdova, who is chancellor at the University of California, Riverside, was voted Purdue's 11th president by the Purdue Board of Trustees.

The Purdue Board of Trustees, meeting on the Loeb Playhouse stage on campus, voted unanimously to hire Córdova and then brought her on stage to the music of "Hail Purdue."

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