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* Purdue Provost Sally Mason Named University Of Iowa's 20th President

June 21, 2007

Statement from Purdue President Martin C. Jischke on Provost Sally Mason's selection as the next president of the University of Iowa

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sally Mason is among the top people in higher education today. As provost, her impact on Purdue University has been profound in many ways, including increasing diversity, recruiting top faculty, doubling the research program, advancing engagement and improving the learning environment for our students. She is a major force behind our Discovery Learning Center in Discovery Park. Sally and her husband, Ken, are major donors to the Learning Center. Her work at Purdue has helped to transform this university, so it comes as no surprise that she is being selected for this wonderful leadership opportunity at the University of Iowa. I believe her impact on the state of Iowa will be every bit as great as it has been on our state of Indiana.

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