Former Indiana governor is appointed to Cerner’s board of directors

Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels has been named to a newly created seat on Cerner Corp.’s board of directors.

Daniels, 64, will serve a two-year term until the 2015 annual shareholders meeting, the health care information technology company based in North Kansas City said Monday. With his appointment, Cerner’s board now has nine members, including seven from outside the company.

Daniels, a Republican, served two terms as governor, from 2005 to January 2013. Later that month he became president of Purdue University.