Mitch Daniels Joins The Liberty Fund As Distinguished Scholar And Senior Advisor

The Liberty Fund announced today that Mitch Daniels will join the Liberty Fund as a Distinguished Scholar and Senior Advisor. Daniels joins the Liberty Fund after serving as President of Purdue University from 2013 – 2022.

At Purdue, Daniels led transformative change and was recognized as one of the most innovative university presidents in America. During Daniels’ tenure, Purdue froze tuition, reducing student borrowing by 32 percent.

Daniels served as Governor of the State of Indiana from 2005 – 2013. After inheriting a nearly $800 million deficit, Governor Daniels left Indiana with a budget in surplus, reserve funds equal to nearly 15 percent of annual spending, and its first AAA credit rating. Under Governor Daniels’ leadership, Indiana moved near the top of every national ranking for business attractiveness. His emphasis on government efficiency and performance measurement led to many state agencies, including the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of Child Services, and the Department of Corrections winning national performance awards.

Daniels’ work with the Liberty Fund will focus on the creation of educational programs and partnerships that will strengthen Liberty Fund’s existing educational programs. Daniels will begin his work with Liberty Fund on April 1, 2023.

Daniels stated: “I have watched for decades as the Liberty Fund, with impeccable scholarship and fidelity to principle, has labored to keep lit the lamp of freedom, and spread understanding of its historical and intellectual underpinnings. Now, with individual liberty under relentless threats foreign and domestic, I’m grateful for the Funds’ invitation that I try to assist it in its noble and essential mission.”

“Our Board couldn’t be more excited to have Mitch join our organization, said Nathan Feltman, Liberty Fund’s Chairman of the Board. “Mitch’s long-standing commitment to the principles of individual liberty, as well as his work in the private and public sectors, made him the perfect choice for Liberty Fund’s first ever Distinguished Scholar.”

The Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre                F. Goodrich, an Indianapolis businessman and lawyer. Liberty                Fund conducts its own educational programs to encourage research and               discussion on the values and institutions of a society of free and responsible individuals.

These programs               focus on the place individual liberty has                in an intellectual heritage evident from                ancient times and continuing through our own times. The programs are                intended to enrich understanding and appreciation of          the complex nature of a free society and to contribute to its preservation.

As a tax-exempt, private operating foundation, Liberty Fund’s purposes are educational. Liberty Fund fulfills its mission through its conference program, web properties and by publishing books pertaining to liberty.                

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