The chief operating officer of IU Southeast, Chancellor Ray Wallace is responsible for the administration and management of the campus.
Other university advisors include the Board of Advisors, Faculty Senate, the Alumni Board, and Staff Council. Student government represents students’ concerns to the chancellor and the board of trustees.
Dr. Kathryn Girten
Acting Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast
Dr. Girten joined Indiana University as the sixth Chancellor of IU East in July 2013, as the first woman chancellor to serve the campus.
Under Chancellor Girten’s leadership, the IU East campus has seen record enrollment, significant improvement in student retention and graduation rates, record numbers of graduates, and increased student diversity. Student loan default rates have dropped dramatically as has the amount of student debt upon graduation. New degree programs have been launched in both face-to-face and online formats. Online program development has continued to be a priority, including offering collaborative programs with other IU regional campuses.
Capital projects Girten has overseen include the construction of the Student Events and Activities Center, the fifth building on the campus and the first since 1999, as well as a renovation of the campus quad and installation of outdoor sculptures, renovation of Whitewater Hall lobby, construction of an Arts Annex, and a multimodal path on campus. Athletics has grown to include men’s and women’s soccer as well as men’s and women’s track and field, bringing the total number of athletic teams to 15.
Prior to coming to Indiana, Dr. Girten was Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Monterey Bay (2007 – 2013). In that role, she was responsible for leading the academic programs of the campus.
Dr. Girten received an A.B. from Middlebury College (with a double major in art history and anthropology), and an A.M. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She spent much of her career (1989 – 2007) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a faculty member and then as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her academic area of expertise is the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites, and she conducted field and laboratory research in South Africa for more than twenty years. She is proud to have received the Northern Arizona University Teaching Scholar Award and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.
Community involvement is important to Dr. Girten, and she serves on the board of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, the Richmond Art Museum, Reid Health, the Wayne County Foundation, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the First Bank Richmond Community Foundation and First Bank Richmond.
Chancellor Girten was born and raised in New York. She and her late husband, Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe, raised two daughters who are grown and married. In March 2020, the Chancellor married Gary Girten, a retired bank examiner and a Marine Corps veteran from Dayton, Ohio. The couple live in Richmond and enjoy many outdoor activities such as playing disc golf and running together.
To learn more about Acting Chancellor Kathryn Girten, visit the Office of the Chancellor website.
Dr. Kelly Ryan
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Ryan is the chief academic officer for IU Southeast and is responsible for the quality, development, coordination and promotion of all academic and non-credit programs and courses. She oversees the IU Southeast academic units and programs, library, Office of the Registrar, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Honors Program, Applied Research and Education Center, Academic Advising, Disability Services, First Year Programs, 21st Century Scholars Program, Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence, International Programs and the Student Development Center. Executive Vice Chancellor Ryan earned her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park. She earned her Master of Arts at Boston College and her Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University.
To learn more about Executive Vice Chancellor Kelly Ryan, visit the Office of Academic Affairs website.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Vice Chancellor Stonecipher and her team serve IU Southeast as advocates for student engagement and learning. She develops goals and policies and conducts long-range planning to meet the needs of the campus, and oversees Enrollment Management and Retention Services, Office of Admissions, Athletics and Intramural Sports, Campus Life, Career Development Center, Office of Financial Aid, Center for Mentoring, Counseling and Psychological Services, Housing and Residence Life, the Adult Student Center, and the Children’s Center. Vice Chancellor Stonecipher earned her Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from DePaul University.
To learn more about Vice Chancellor Amanda Stonecipher and the team in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, please visit the Office of Student Affairs website.
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Vice Chancellor Russo is the chief advancement officer for IU Southeast. She develops policies and procedures and establishes long-range plans to direct the campus’ philanthropic and community-building efforts. She oversees The IU Southeast Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Development, Office of Marketing and Communications and campus special events and projects. Vice Chancellor Russo earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She earned her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Alvernia University.
To learn more about Vice Chancellor Betty Russo and the Advancement team, please visit the Office of Advancement website.
Dana Wavle, CPA
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
Vice Chancellor Wavle is the chief financial and business officer for IU Southeast. He oversees accounting services, human resources, facility operations, conference and dining services, and campus police. He also oversees the bookstore relationship with Barnes & Noble and other sub-contracted services. Vice Chancellor Wavle earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Le Moyne College and his Master of Science in Recreation (MSR) from Indiana University. He is a certified public accountant in the State of Indiana and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Indiana CPA Society, and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
To learn more about Vice Chancellor Dana Wavle, visit the Office of Administrative Affairs website.