President Mitch Daniels has named a chief of staff at the University.

Gina DelSanto will join Daniels' staff on Feb. 18. She has worked with him before in 2009 when she was senior deputy commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

"I'm deeply honored by the opportunity to serve President Daniels and the Purdue community," DelSanto said. "I look forward to employing my knowledge and experience in undergraduate teaching, academic research, higher education administration and public service as Purdue works toward its aspirational future."

DelSanto is a native of Rhode Island and received her master's degree and doctorate in humanities from Indiana University. She has taught courses in foreign language, literature and composition at IU, at Middlebury College and at Butler University, where she served as director of learning resources and later as associate provost.