Podcast: A Governor Goes to College

Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University speaks about his transition from state government to college administrator and the work he has done with higher education innovations such as online education and Income Share Agreements (ISAs), which allow students to pay back a percentage of their income for a fixed number of years.

Daniels elaborates, “I think it [ISAs] can be a very useful complement, not a substitute, but a complement to the other forms of student financing that are out there, so I hope that will happen, so we have encouraged and worked with people in both parties. By the way, when I first started talking about it, what really caught my attention was that it was one of the few ideas out there in any public policy space where I was finding people from left and right ruminating about it. That was kind of appealing to me.”


Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.