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May 8, 2014

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels today (May 8) announced that Debasish "Deba" Dutta will be the university's next provost, effective July 1. Dutta is currently associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He succeeds Tim Sands, who will leave Purdue to become president of Virginia Tech University.

As provost, Dutta will be responsible for all of Purdue's colleges and schools and related academic activities in coordination with the Office of the President. The provost also oversees libraries, cultural centers and enrollment management, including admissions, registrar, and financial aid and various student success programs in addition to the appointment and retention of faculty and academic staff. Read the news release

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