Board of Directors Member
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. has been a member of Cerner Corporation’s Board of Directors since 2013.
Daniels is the 12th president of Purdue University, a post he assumed in January 2013, at the conclusion of his term as Governor of Indiana.
Daniels was elected Indiana’s 49th governor in 2004, in his first bid for any elected office. He was re-elected in 2008 to a second and final term, receiving more votes than any candidate for any public office in the state's history. As governor, Daniels spearheaded a host of reforms aimed at strengthening the Indiana economy, and improving the ethical standards, fiscal condition and performance of state government.
Daniels came from a successful career in business and government, holding numerous top management positions in both the private and public sectors. He served as the CEO of the Hudson Institute and as President of Eli Lilly and Company's North American Pharmaceutical Operations.
He also served as chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar, a senior advisor to President Ronald Reagan and as Director of the Office of Management and Budget under George W. Bush.
Daniels currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for Energy Systems Network, Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation, the Commission on Presidential Debates and Urban Institute. He also serves on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education.
Daniels earned a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton in 1971 and his law degree from Georgetown in 1979. He is the author of three books.
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