WASHINGTON (WLFI) — Purdue's executive vice president for research and partnerships is getting a consulting position in the Trump administration.
Theresa Mayer was named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The appointment isn't official yet, but it was announced by the White House Tuesday.
Congratulations to Dr. Hussein Tawbi of @mdandersonnews and Dr. Theresa Mayer of @LifeAtPurdue! Today President @realDonaldTrump signed an intent to appoint Dr. Tawbi and Dr. Mayer to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology! #PCASThttps://t.co/xsRddVyqg2
— White House OSTP (@WHOSTP) January 28, 2020
You may remember her predecessor, Suresh Garimella, was appointed to the National Science Board during his tenure at Purdue. Garimella left Purdue to become the University of Vermont president last year.
Mayer has been with Purdue since August. She came to Purdue from Virginia Tech, where she was vice president for research and innovation. Mayer's position oversees research awards for Purdue, as well as partnerships, like those the school has with GE, Eli Lilly, and others.