Steven C. Beering

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Steven C. Beering
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Beering with President Ronald Reagan (center) and Lieutenant Governor John Mutz (left) at Purdue in 1987
President of Purdue University
In office
Preceded byJohn W. Hicks
Succeeded byMartin C. Jischke
Personal details
Born (1932-08-20) August 20, 1932 (age 86)
Berlin, Germany

Steven Claus Beering (born August 20, 1932)[1] served as president of Purdue University from 1983 to 2000. Previously, he was dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine for nine years. During his leadership, Purdue's main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana grew by more than 20 buildings.[2] He replaced John W. Hicks and was succeeded by Martin C. Jischke. Steven Beering was well known for his opposition to financial earmarks. In his honor, the former Liberal Arts Education Building (or LAEB), was renamed Beering Hall. He also founded an eponymous scholarship that provides recipients with full tuition and fees, room and board, and expenses for their undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.

Beering earned a B.S. in 1954 and an M.D. in 1959, both from the University of Pittsburgh.[1] In May 2010, he completed a term as Chairman of the National Science Board.


  1. ^ a b Purdue Reamer Club (2002). A University of Tradition: The Spirit of Purdue. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 78. ISBN 1-55753-191-9. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Purdue to dedicate Liberal Arts and Education Bldg. for Beering" (Press release). Purdue University News Service. April 8, 2002. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
Preceded by
John W. Hicks
President of Purdue University
Succeeded by
Martin C. Jischke