Committee Formed to Find IU South Bend Chancellor

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A committee of thirteen has been appointed to find candidates to be the next chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. IU Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs John Applegate appointed the members, and picked IU East chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe to lead the committee. 

The group will coordinate a national search to succeed current chancellor Terry Allison, who is stepping down at the end of this month. IU South Bend Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jann Joseph will serve on an interim basis for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Search committee members include:

  • Chair: Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, chancellor, Indiana University East.
  • Hope Smith Davis, interim dean and associate professor of secondary education/reading and literacy in the School of Education, IU South Bend.
  • Rick Dennie, president of the Professional Staff Council and director of Student Support, IU South Bend.
  • William Feighery, associate dean and professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IU South Bend.
  • Carrie Lewis, president of the Biweekly Staff Council and general supervisor of Facilities Management, IU South Bend.
  • Gail McGuire, professor of sociology and director of the Carnegie Engaged Campus Initiative in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, IU South Bend.
  • Gail McGuire, associate professor of sociology and anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, IU South Bend.
  • Susan Moore, department chair and professor of fine arts in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, IU South Bend.
  • Anurag Pant, associate professor of marketing in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, IU South Bend.
  • Alma Powell, retired director of curriculum and instruction for Elkhart Community Schools and member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and IU South Bend Advisory Board.
  • Kevin Schascheck II, undergraduate student body president, IU South Bend.
  • Amish Shah, CEO of Kem Krest Inc. and member of the IU South Bend Advisory Board.
  • Cynthia Sofhauser, associate professor in the School of Nursing and the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences, IU South Bend.
  • Susan Thomas, associate librarian and director of collection services at Schurz Library, IU South Bend.
  • Sarah Booher (ex officio member), chief of staff in the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, Indiana University.

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