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Last modified: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Michael Harris steps down as IU Kokomo chancellor; Sciame-Giesecke named interim chancellor

Sept. 19, 2012

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Indiana University has announced that Michael Harris has resigned as chancellor of the Kokomo campus, effective immediately. Harris has been chancellor at IU Kokomo since July 1, 2010. Before coming to IU, he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.

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Harris indicated to IU officials that he was proud of his accomplishments at IU Kokomo but felt that the time had come for him to seek new challenges at another institution.

"Having accomplished a variety of goals at IU Kokomo, I have made a personal decision to seek new opportunities," Harris said.

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie stated in accepting Harris' resignation, "We are grateful for the energy and enthusiasm that Chancellor Harris brought to IU Kokomo, and we wish him well in his future endeavors."

Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sue Sciame-Giesecke has been named to serve as interim chancellor until a permanent chancellor is appointed.