IU Southeast Magazine - Summer 2014 - page 23

IU Southeast
Summer 2014 21
Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, who has just finished a demanding year as
Interim Chancellor at Indiana University Southeast, is the youngest
of 10 children from a Catholic family in Shawnee, Kan., and she has
no doubts about what her life’s work would be had she been born
male.
“I would be a butcher” in the family business, Bichelmeyer Meats,
she said.
Instead, she became an educator, relying on the “solid values” she
learned at home – hard work, determination and empathy – that
helped her advance during her 18-year career at Indiana University
and turn IU Southeast in the right direction during its search for a
permanent successor.
By Dick Kaukas
SOUTHEAST
IUSoutheastwillshapethe futureofourregionby
transforminggoodstudents into
great leaders,onegraduateatatime.
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