IUPUI has formed a search committee to find its next leader. The new chancellor will succeed Charles Bantz, who plans to step down in August.

February 26, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A search committee has been formed to identify candidates for the position of Indiana University executive vice president and chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the university announced today.

Eugene R. Tempel, founding dean and professor of philanthropic studies and higher education at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, will chair the 15-member search committee appointed by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. The committee includes representatives from the faculty, staff and student body at IUPUI as well as from IU, Purdue and the local community.

The new chancellor will succeed Charles R. Bantz, who is stepping down from his position effective Aug. 15, 2015, to rejoin the faculty. Bantz joined IUPUI as chancellor and IU vice president for long-range planning in 2003.

“Chancellor Bantz has been a tireless and dedicated advocate for this campus, and his leadership has placed IUPUI in an excellent position upon which to build,” McRobbie said. “I am confident the committee will recommend a number of highly qualified candidates for consideration who can keep the campus on its upward trajectory and continue to expand IUPUI’s commitment to excellence in education and research and to community engagement, which has become such a distinctive feature of IUPUI under Chancellor Bantz’s leadership.”

The committee will conduct an internal search within Indiana University and make its recommendations to McRobbie. An internal search was decided on with faculty governance to ensure that there will be no interruption in the implementation of the recently released IU and IUPUI strategic plans and especially in campus fundraising for IU’s $2.5 billion bicentennial campaign, all of which are due to be completed in the 2019-20 academic year.

The university hopes to have a new chancellor identified by the time Bantz steps down.

In addition to Tempel, members of the search committee are:

– Simon J. Atkinson, Chancellor’s Professor and chair, Department of Biology; director of biotechnology program, School of Science at IUPUI

– Gary R. Bertoline, dean and distinguished professor, College of Technology, Purdue University

– Stephen P. Bogdewic, executive vice dean, George W. Copeland Professor, IU School of Medicine

– Niki DaSilva, president, Undergraduate Student Government, IUPUI

– Gina Gibau, associate dean of student affairs, associate professor of anthropology, IU School of Liberal Arts

– Sara Anne Hook, director of informatics undergraduate program; professor, IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI; adjunct professor, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law; adjunct professor of American studies, School of Liberal Arts; and professor, University College

– Kathy Johnson, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education; dean and professor of psychology, University College at IUPUI

– Lacy Johnson, partner, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis; member, IUPUI Board of Advisors

– Martin McCrory, associate vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs; vice provost for educational inclusion and diversity; associate professor of business law, Kelley School of Business, IU Bloomington

– William B. Stephan, vice president for engagement, IU

– Michael T. Weaver, interim dean, IU School of Nursing at IUPUI

– Chelsea Wheeler, student representative, Graduate Professional Student Government and School of Education, IUPUI

– Jack Windsor, director of Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Signature Center; associate professor of oral biology, IU School of Dentistry

– Emily Wren, associate vice chancellor for Campus Facility Services, IUPUI

More information about the search will be made available online.

The executive vice president and chancellor is the chief executive officer of the IUPUI campus. The chancellor oversees academic and budgetary policy and priorities and ensures the quality of the faculty and student body by providing leadership in matters related to academic programs and policies, promotion and tenure, faculty recognition, research, university outreach, and student recruitment and retention.

IUPUI, a core campus of Indiana University, is the state’s premier urban research and health sciences campus and is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning and community engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students, offers more than 250 degrees from 17 different schools and boasts a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional and Ph.D. degrees awarded from both Indiana and Purdue universities.

Source: IUPUI

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