Indiana University says it has entered the final stage of a national search for its next president, who will succeed the retiring Michael McRobbie. The IU Board of Trustees on Friday authorized four trustees to begin contract negotiations with a final candidate.
The university says trustees anticipate naming the new president this month.
“We are encouraged by the talent and expertise among the finalists,” said search committee chair Melanie Walker. “As anticipated, IU’s reputation as a leading public research institution with world-class faculty, expert staff and exceptional students has attracted outstanding candidates.”
Last month, Walker said the search committee had interviewed a diverse mix of external candidates, including on-campus interviews.
In August, IU President Michael McRobbie announced his retirement. He has served as president for 14 years and 24 years in senior positions with IU.