The Grenadier softball teams celebrates their 2012 KIAC title.
A fond farewell:
Chancellor to retire after more
than a decade of leadership
After 11 years at the helm, Indiana
University Southeast Chancellor
Sandra R. Patterson-Randles is bidding
University administration farewell this
Patterson-Randles announced in
April that she will step down from the
Chancellorship effective June 30.
Her tenure has seen unprecedented
growth at the University with the
addition of new buildings, an increase
in technology, and – most significantly
on-campus housing.
I am truly proud of what our campus
community and its many supporters
have accomplished in my 11 years here,
and I look forward to a continued bright
future for the campus and people I so
deeply care about,” she said.
Patterson-Randles came to IU
Southeast after serving four years as
vice president for academic affairs
at the University of Pittsburgh at
Johnstown. She earned her bachelor’s
degree in classical languages and
literature from the University of
Colorado at Boulder, master’s
degrees in classics and English from
the University of Kentucky, and her
doctorate in English from UK.
When she began at the University in
she was IU Southeast’s first
female Chancellor. She quickly made
her mark by spearheading a strategic
planning process that moved IU
Southeast into position to become the
leading four-year institution in the
Southern Indiana region.
The chancellor is an exceptional
leader,” said Vice Chancellor for
Administration and Finance Dana
Wavle. “She came to IU Southeast
with a vision that drove our strategic
planning efforts and set us on the path
that brought us to this point. She has
successfully prepared us for the next
phase of campus growth.”
Her leadership was also shown in
academics as new majors, including
criminal justice and informatics,
were added to IU Southeast’s degree
While her early years were well
spent focusing on the cornerstones of
strategic planning and academics, her
legacy may best be recognized in the
physical improvements to the campus.
Just three years into her tenure, IU