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Last modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Four finalists for IU East chancellor position to visit campus

Jan. 17, 2013

RICHMOND, Ind. -- Indiana University East has named four finalists in the search for a new chancellor. Finalists will visit the campus this month to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

Following those visits, the next step will be for the university search committee that identified the finalists to meet again and make further recommendations to President Michael A. McRobbie and Executive Vice President John Applegate. McRobbie will make the final selection, subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

The finalists and their campus visit dates are:

  • Martha Venn, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Macon State College -- Jan. 22
  • Marc Miller, dean of the Hull College of Business, Augusta State University -- Jan. 24
  • Barb Jones, vice president, division of student affairs, Miami University -- Jan. 28
  • Kathy Cruz-Uribe, provost and vice president for academic affairs, California State University, Monterey Bay -- Jan. 31

"We were very impressed with the quality of candidates and extremely pleased to see the high level of interest in this leadership position at IU East," said Bill Stephan, IU vice president for engagement and chair of the search committee. "These visits provide important opportunities for members of the campus community to meet with and engage prospective candidates in discussion on a broad array of issues associated with the future growth and vitality of IU East."

Venn served as founding dean of the School of Education at Macon State College from 2005 to 2008. She then spent a year as senior executive director for educator preparation with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, before returning to Macon State in 2009 to serve as provost and vice president for academic affairs. She has a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Illinois.

Miller has been at Augusta State University since 2000 and the dean of the Hull College of Business since 2006. He also is a professor of business administration. He previously served on the faculty at the State University of West Georgia. He received a doctorate from Auburn University in management information systems.

Barb Jones

Barb Jones

Jones has been vice president, division of student affairs, at Miami University since 2008. Her prior experience includes serving as assistant chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from 2000 to 2008 and as associate vice president for student affairs at Ball State University from 1990 to 2000. She received her Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Minnesota and her bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University Bloomington.

Kathy Cruz-Uribe

Kathy Cruz-Uribe

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Cruz-Uribe has been provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Monterey Bay, since 2007. Prior to that she was at Northern Arizona University from 1989 to 2007, serving four years as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She received her doctorate in anthropology from The University of Chicago.

More information on the candidates is available at the IU East chancellor search site.

A 13-member search committee began work in the summer to identify and interview candidates for the position. Former IU East Chancellor Nasser Paydar left the position in May 2012 to become the executive vice chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Larry Richards, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU East, has been serving as interim chancellor since that time.

IU East is east-central Indiana's leader in baccalaureate and graduate education, offering more than 50 IU degree program options to residents of east-central Indiana and west-central Ohio. IU East also offers programs of study at its regional centers in New Castle, Connersville and Lawrenceburg, and through an extensive program of online education.