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Monday, August 20, 2012

Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012

Search for new chancellor begins at IU South Bend

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A search and screen committee has been formed to identify finalists for the position of chancellor of Indiana University South Bend, IU President Michael A. McRobbie has announced.

The committee, which will begin meeting in September, will initiate a national search for a replacement for current IU South Bend Chancellor Una Mae Reck, who is retiring after having served as chief executive officer of the IU South Bend campus since 2002.

"IU South Bend has strong traditions of academic excellence, dynamic campus life, civic responsibility and a global engagement," said John Applegate, IU's executive vice president of university regional affairs, planning and policy. "I know the committee takes seriously its responsibility to identify candidates with the values and vision to maintain and enhance those traditions."

IU Northwest Chancellor William Lowe will chair the committee, which also includes representatives from the faculty, staff and student body at IU South Bend, as well as from the greater northern Indiana community. The committee expects to complete its work by spring with the goal of having the new chancellor begin his or her term in July 2013.

The members of the search committee are:

The firm of Storbeck/Pimentel will help facilitate the search.

Indiana University South Bend is one of the region's most dynamic forces in higher education and community partnerships. IU South Bend is the third largest campus of Indiana University with 8,300 students, over 800 faculty and staff, and more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The campus has a strong commitment to academic excellence. It offers the full collegiate experience including student housing, men's and women's NAIA basketball, and a full complement of activities.

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