WEST LAFAYETTE – A state lawyer has ruled that Purdue University is meeting the requirements of Indianas open meetings law by giving general locations for private interviews of candidates for top administrative jobs.
The advisory opinion from state public access counselor Joe Hoage follows a complaint filed by the Journal & Courier after Purdue gave only Chicago OHare International Airport as the location for a May executive session regarding the IPFW chancellorship.
Purdue officials this month gave Indianapolis International Airport as the site for a closed meeting in the search for the replacement for departing university President France Cordova.
Hoages opinion says law doesnt require exact room locations be released for the executive sessions.
Journal & Courier executive editor Michael Davis says the newspaper is reviewing the opinion.