Mitch Daniels will be named president of Purdue University, as first reported by WISH-TV.
Asked if the news was true, a top Daniels source would not deny reports and told First Read, “It is confirmed by impeccable sources.”
The Purdue Board is meeting Thursday to finalize the offer to Daniels.
Daniels is finishing his second and final term as governor of Indiana and had been considered a potential VP pick for Romney.
NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports that a Daniels aide said officially, "Our office does not have a comment about the report."