IUPUI has appointed Margie Smith-Simmons assistant vice chancellor for finance and administration. She will serve as an advisor to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Camy Broeker in implementing and monitoring the division’s strategic agenda and will develop the appropriate measurement and assessment methods for the division. She will also provide leadership and management for the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and the division’s Office of Technology Services to ensure that the long-term strategic planning for these organizations is aligned with division, campus and university missions. Additionally, Smith-Simmons will oversee communications for the division and serve as the primary liaison with IU Emergency Management and Continuity and the campus liaison for the University Policy Committee.

Smith-Simmons currently serves as assistant vice president for strategic communications. In this role, she has developed and implemented a strategic and integrated communications program that has enhanced IU’s image locally, regionally and nationally, and increased the awareness and understanding of the university and its priorities both internally and externally. She also represents the university with local, state and national media. Smith-Simmons first joined the university in 2012 as director of strategic communications for the IUPUI campus. Prior to IU, she served as public relations manager for IU Health and press secretary and deputy communications director for former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson.

Smith-Simmons, who earned her Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from IU, will begin her new position Sept. 5.

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