Former IU East Chancellor Dies

Posted: Updated:

The former chancellor of Indiana University East has died. David Fulton was the university's fourth chancellor, serving from 1995 until 2007. He was 73.

Fulton began his career at IU East as an instructor of history and political science when the university was established in 1971. During his tenure, he served as assistant to then-Chancellor Alexander Schilt and director of planning and budget. He was named vice chancellor of administrative affairs and served as acting chancellor in 1986 and 1995, before being named chancellor.

"David Fulton left a lasting contribution to this community and campus through service and leadership," said Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, current chancellor of IU East. "Throughout his time at IU East, David oversaw many campus transformations, from infrastructure to academics. As a campus community, we extend our condolences to Marilyn and David’s family."

IU President Michael McRobbie presented the Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence to Fulton in May during the university's commencement ceremony. McRobbie called Fulton "a wonderful and dedicated servant of the IU East campus and a fine university citizen."

A public memorial celebration will be held at Vivian Auditorium on the IU East campus on a date to be determined.

  • Perspectives

    • 90 Minutes by 2020

      Chicago is the third-biggest city in the United States and more than ten million people live in the Chicagoland metropolitan area. Another seventy-six million people visit the area each year. Chicago is an international hub for commerce, and is a leader in industries like finance, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications. It boasts the second busiest airport in the world and has one of the largest, most diversified economies in the world.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Cummins Expanding Indiana Wind Farm

      Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is expanding a wind farm in northern Indiana. The company says, when fully operational, the farm will generate renewable energy equal to the amount Cummins uses at its Indiana facilities. The expansion will add 75 megawatts of capability to the plant, which is enough to power about 20,000 average Indiana homes. The Meadow Lake Wind Farm complex currently has a capacity of 600 megawatts.

    • On-Air

      Find out when and where you can watch and listen to our reports.

    • Busche Owner Makes Another Acquisition

      Albion-based Busche Performance Group Inc. says its parent company has acquired Michigan-based 3Point Machine Inc. Shipston Equity Holdings LLC, based in New Hampshire, says 3Point will be called Busche Performance Group Southfield Inc. as a result of the merger. 

    • Indiana Is Lifting the Future of Flight

      While on the floor of the Farnborough International Airshow, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the aviation industry, it was clear to international industry leaders that Indiana is propelling the future of aerospace and aviation. That’s because, from the unveiling of a new flight technology to the top companies exhibiting at the airshow, everything seemed to keep coming back to Indiana.

    • Saint Joseph's Students, Faculty Scrambling

      Two days after the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees voted to suspend activities on the Rensselaer campus, students and faculty are searching for answers. A source with close knowledge of the situation tells Inside INdiana Business one of the issues that led to the school's "dire" financial situation is a trust involving land some say is worth up to $75 million, but would only be able to sell for $15 million because of restrictions in place.