SOUTH BEND - Susan Elrod has been named chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She will step into her new role on July 1, subject to formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

Elrod currently serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is a nationally recognized leader and scholar in STEM higher education programs and institutional change.

"We are fortunate to have found, in Susan Elrod, a visionary and accomplished leader to advance IU South Bend's strong traditions of academic excellence and community engagement," IU President Michael McRobbie said in a news release. "Throughout her career, she has been a champion of programs and initiatives that have led to greater student success, support for faculty and staff development, and the formation of productive and sustainable community partnerships. We look forward to her ensuring that our South Bend campus continues to effectively respond to the educational, cultural and workforce needs of the city of South Bend and the broader northern Indiana region."