Webinar with Mitch Daniels, the 12th president of Purdue University and the former governor of Indiana. 

Daniels will share his thoughts on higher education, COVID, and the state of the nation at noon on Tuesday, March 16, 2021


The Harvard Club of Naples, The Princeton Club of Southwest Florida, The Yale Club of Southwest Florida and the Purdue Clubs in Florida welcome Mitch Daniels for a conversation about higher education, COVID, and the state of the nation.  

This is a FREE event, but registration is required (registration link below). This is a joint event between multiple Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Purdue Clubs in Florida and the Princeton Class of 1971. The webinar will be moderated by Harvard Club President Trey Farmer. Daniels will present for about 15 minutes, then there will be a Q&A session. We will utilize the Q&A function in the Zoom Webinar for the submission of questions. We will take as many questions as time allows. The webinar will last for one hour.

Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 



He was elected Indiana’s 49th governor in 2004 in his first bid for any elected office, and then re-elected in 2008 with more votes than any governor in the state's history. During his tenure, Indiana went from an $800 million deficit to its first AAA credit rating, led the nation in infrastructure building and passed sweeping education and healthcare reforms. 

After a series of transformations, which included the biggest tax cut in state history, the nation’s most sweeping deregulation of the telecommunications industry and a host of other reforms aimed at strengthening the state’s economy, Indiana was rated a top five state for business climate and number one for state infrastructure and effectiveness of state government as Daniels exited office. Indiana’s business climate is now rated among the nation’s best. 

Daniels is currently the 12th President of Purdue University.  At Purdue, Daniels has prioritized student affordability and reinvestment in the university’s strengths. Breaking with a 36-year trend, Purdue has held tuition unchanged from 2012 through at least the 2021-22 academic year. Simultaneously, room rates have remained steady, meal plan rates have fallen about 10%, and student borrowing has dropped 31% while investments in student success and STEM research have undergone unprecedented growth. It is less expensive to attend Purdue today than it was in 2012. 

Daniels earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a law degree from Georgetown. He is the author of three books and a contributing columnist in the Washington Post. He and his wife Cheri have four daughters and seven grandchildren. 


Tuesday, March 16, 2021



12:00PM ET - the webinar will last 60 minutes


Click on the Link Below to Register for the Webinar: 



There are 2 ways to be a part of the webinar: with video and without video (audio only).   After registering you will receive an email with the Zoom Webinar link (for video and audio) and the telephone numbers to dial-in to the webinar (audio only). 



Contact Information:

Trey Farmer, Club President