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Purdue names Mike Bobinski as new athletic director

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue University has chosen Mike Bobinski as the new athletic director.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced the choice on Tuesday morning.

Bobinski will replace Morgan Burke.

“Today’s announcement culminates an extraordinarily long and thorough process, befitting the importance of its subject,” Daniels said. “Purdue thanks a remarkable search committee, and our Board Chairman Mike Berghoff who led it personally. Together, Mike and I have logged many miles and hours looking for the best individual to build on the terrific 23-year record of our nationally admired AD Morgan Burke. His credentials, record, values and intensely competitive desire to win convinced us that Mike Bobinski is that person.”

Bobinski, with 30 years of athletic mangement experience and two decades as an athletic director, will come from Georgia Tech where he was the athletic director. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1979 where he played baseball before becoming a public accountant. Afterward, he worked at the Walt Disney Company and large accounting firms for five years.

Bobinski will lead a program known for its academic and athletic strength.