IU East chancellor named
A former Indiana University Bloomington professor is returning to the IU system after several years of holding leadership roles at several other institutions. Dennis Rome has been named chancellor of IU East in Richmond, pending approval from the IU Board of Trustees.
Rome succeeds Michelle Malott, who served as interim chancellor since July 2022. Malott took over for former IU East Chancellor Kathy Girten, who retired last June.
Rome, who will assume the role July 1, will oversee all aspects of the academic and operational components of the campus.
Rome currently serves as assistant to the president for community engagement and strategic partnerships at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs.
“The direction of the campus and the vision of President Pamela Whitten for Indiana University is galvanizing, and the regional campuses will contribute much to its success through solid student success strategies,” said Rome.
Rome also served as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Georgia and as associate provost and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.