‘This Is Purdue’: President Mung Chiang on Becoming Purdue’s 13th President

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” we spoke with Purdue University ‘s 13th president, Mung Chiang. The episode premiered during the first week of President Chiang’s tenure.

An Introduction for a New President 

In this special episode of “This Is Purdue,” President Chiang discussed the day he learned he would become president of what he calls “the most consequential public university in the U.S.” He also shared stories of Boilermaker persistence and humility and why the college experience should be both transformative and fun. 

Mung Chiang officially became Purdue’s president on Jan. 1, 2023. This podcast episode served as an opportunity for the Boilermaker community to get to know a more personal side of the new president.  


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A Warm Welcome from Boilermakers Everywhere 

This one-on-one conversation premiered as the first podcast episode of 2023, kicking off his presidency. A high volume of listeners tuned in to the podcast, frequently sharing the episode on social media. Overall social media sentiment was very positive, creating momentum for Chiang as he began his tenure.  

By sharing his passion for education, innovation and Purdue, Boilermakers got the chance to learn about the new leader of their beloved university — from family to semiconductors to ice cream, the president’s favorite sweet treat.  


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