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Meet Ray Wallace

Chancellor Ray Wallace assumed his role at Indiana University Southeast on July 1, 2014. He was born in Northern Ireland, came to the US to attend Eastern Illinois University in 1978, 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 in 1985.

Before coming to IU Southeast, he held faculty/administrative positions at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Kennesaw State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Troy University, Clayton State University, and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Wallace served in several administrative roles which prepared him well for leadership of the IU-Southeast campus: as a Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, two Deanships of Arts and Sciences Colleges, a Directorship of a state’s designated Honors College in the liberal arts and sciences, a Division Head, a Director of Writing, and as a University Writing Center Director. In addition to numerous academic articles/book chapters and national and international conference presentations, Wallace has published five books, including two award-winning volumes on the teaching of writing. His post-doctoral work includes a Fulbright-Hayes funded research project to South Africa, work at Harvard in the Management and Leadership in Higher Education Program, and a Japan Foundation-funded research tour of Japanese universities and high schools.

Dr. Wallace is a proud naturalized US citizen and, in his limited spare time, an award-winning nature and travel photographer. Chancellor Wallace is married to Susan and they have one son, Reed, a daughter-in-law, Jill, and two grandsons, Noah and Zachary, who live in North Carolina. They also have a cool dog, Seamus, named after the Nobel-prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

Campus Events

Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

Volleyball vs. Grenadier Alumni

August 20th, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day

August 21st, 2019

All day event

Move-In Day

Move-In Day

August 22nd, 2019

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Last day to use Waitlist

Last day to use Waitlist

August 23rd, 2019

All day event

Last Day to Declare Intent to Audit

Last Day to Declare Intent to Audit

August 23rd, 2019

All day event

New Student Induction Ceremony

New Student Induction Ceremony

August 23rd, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Student Involvement Fair & Picnic

Student Involvement Fair & Picnic

August 23rd, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Back to School Lawn Party

Back to School Lawn Party

August 23rd, 2019

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Late Registration

Late Registration

August 26th, 2019

All day event

1st 7 week classes begin

1st 7 week classes begin

August 26th, 2019

All day event

Classes begin

Classes begin

August 26th, 2019

All day event

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

Student Involvement & Resource Fair

August 26th, 2019

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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