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Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Search begins for IU Southeast chancellor

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July 25, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A 13-member search and screen committee has been formed to identify finalists for the position of chancellor of Indiana University Southeast. John Applegate, IU executive vice president for university academic affairs, announced the committee's formation today.

The committee, which will begin meeting in August, will initiate a national search to replace former IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles, who led the campus from 2002 to 2013 before retiring last month. Barbara Bichelmeyer was appointed to a one-year term as interim chancellor effective July 1. She will continue as IU director of online education.

"I look forward to receiving the recommendations of the search committee in the coming year," Applegate said. "The capable leadership of Sandra Patterson-Randles over the last 11 years has placed IU Southeast in an excellent position to build on in the future."

Edwin Marshall, IU vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs and professor of optometry, will chair the committee, which also includes representatives from the faculty, staff and student body at IU Southeast, as well as from the greater southern 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 2014. The formal appointment of the chancellor is made by the IU Board of Trustees.

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

The firm of Storbeck/Pimentel will help facilitate the search. More information on the search is available online.

IU Southeast is one of eight campuses of Indiana University. Offering more than 50 degree programs and concentrations, the scenic 180-acre campus is less than 15 minutes from downtown Louisville, Ky. It has an enrollment of more than 6,900 students and employs more than 400 faculty members. About 400 students now live on campus in five fully furnished, lodge-style residence halls. IU Southeast is the most affordable four-year university in the region and offers significant financial aid to a majority of students. IU Southeast is a tobacco-free campus.

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