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, the Professional Staff Council, and Staff Council. Student government represents students’ concerns to the chancellor and the board of trustees.
Dr. Ray Wallace
Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast
Chancellor Wallace assumed his role on July 1, 2014. He was born in Northern Ireland, came to the US to attend Eastern Illinois University on an athletics scholarship, and, after completing his undergraduate and Master of Arts degree there, he went on to attain his Doctor of Arts degree in English at Illinois State University.
To learn more about Chancellor Ray Wallace, visit the Office of the Chancellor website.
Dr. Uric Dufrene
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Dufrene 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. He 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 Dufrene earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. He earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
To learn more about Executive Vice Chancellor Uric Dufrene, visit the Office of Academic Affairs website.
Dr. Jason L. Meriwether
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Dr. Meriwether and his team serve IU Southeast as advocates for student engagement and learning. He develops goals and policies and conducts long-range planning to meet the needs of the campus, and oversees Enrollment Management & Retention Services, Office of Admissions, Athletics & Intramural Sports, Campus Life, Career Development Center, Office of Financial Aid, Center for Mentoring, Personal Counseling, Housing & Residence Life, the Adult Student Center, and the Child Care Center. Dr. Meriwether earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration at Indiana State University, where his dissertation was titled "The Impact of Hazing Rituals on the Intent to Report: Examining the Perceptions and Beliefs of Undergraduate Students in Greek Letter Organizations." He earned the Master of Arts degree in psychology from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from the University of Louisville.
To learn more about Vice Chancellor Jason L. Meriwether and the team in Enrollment Management & 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.
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
Vice Chancellor Wavle is the chief financial and business officer for IU Southeast. He establishes policies and procedures affecting long-range institutional plans and projects, and oversees the IU Southeast Accounting Services, Bookstore, Dining and Conference Services, Human Resources, performing arts venue, Physical Plant and University Police. Vice Chancellor Wavle earned his MBA from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.
To learn more about Vice Chancellor Dana Wavle, visit the Office of Administrative Affairs website.