WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has tapped Purdue University's newest student trustee. Noah Scott will serve for the next two years on the board.
Scott is a rising senior studying industrial engineering technology and organizational leadership from Warsaw, Indiana.
With the appointment, Scott becomes the 23rd student trustee, and also Purdue President Mitch Daniels' boss.
"Years ago when I was in a different job and choosing student trustees for the boards, I wasn't sure how valuable it would really be," Daniels said of his time as Indiana's governor. "In this role, I see these young people as invaluable."
Since 1976, a Purdue student has served as one of the ten members on the board. Scott was selected by the governor from ten finalists.
"They see things from a different perspective," Daniels said. "I have encouraged every one of them not to waste a meeting trying to get your feet on the ground. Fortunately, we have had great young people who have filled that role very well."
Scott replaces outgoing student trustee Daniel Romary, who is heading to medical school.
Gov. Holcomb also reappointed Sonny Beck and Don Thompson to the board, who will both will serve until 2022.