The search for a new president of Indiana University is moving forward. The IU Board of Trustees received an update on the search at its December meeting and says the search committee is now reviewing candidates after receiving input from alumni, faculty, staff and the public.
IU President Michael McRobbie announced in August he will retire at the end of the current academic year.
In October, the board approved the creation of an advisory committee and search committee to find McRobbie’s successor. The advisory committee has since conducted numerous virtual town hall meetings and presented comments to the search committee.
The search committee will use the review process in order to schedule interviews with potential candidates. The committee’s goal is to make a final decision by next spring.
Additionally, the board has approved architectural designs for projects on IU’s Bloomington and IUPUI campuses. Among them is a new green space in Bloomington that will be part of the proposed Mind, Brain and Machine Quadrangle.
On the IUPUI campus, the board has approved an extension of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, which the university says will provide the campus with direct connectivity to the pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
Additionally, the design of a 400-space surface parking lot on the IUPUI campus received approval. IU says the design allows for potential future buildings in the area.
The board has also approved two new degrees, including what it says will be the first Bachelor of Arts in artificial intelligence degree in the country, located at IUPUI, as well as Bachelor of Science in organizational and business psychology at IU Bloomington.