I am now completing my second full year since I was welcomed so graciously into the IU Southeast family as the
university’s seventh Chancellor.
Over the past 12 months, I have continued to get to know so many genial and enthusiastic people who are committed
to the success of this university. They include the students, faculty, staff, and administrators with whom I am privileged
to work alongside each day. They include the alumni and donors who continue to give so generously of their time, ideas
and effort to expand the visibility and renown of our university. They are also people beyond the confines of our beautiful
campus: the community members and leaders whose affection for, and pride in, IU Southeast is so evident in their
To all of you, I offer a hearty thanks for helping to make my second year an informative, productive and successful one.
As you’ll read in this issue, IU Southeast has much to be proud of this year. We have added new programs in music, health
information administration, applied science, physics and public relations, upgraded our technological infrastructure and
educational facilities and strengthened our leadership boards. An increase in Commencement attendance required us
to hold the ceremony in Freedom Hall this year. Our fundraising efforts at the Chancellor’s Medallion Dinner again raised
record-breaking funds for our student scholars, and we further strengthened our connection with the local community
by bringing award-winning journalist and former CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley to speak on campus
as part of the Sanders Speaker Series. We continued active participation in regional organizations such as Leadership
Southern Indiana, Greater Louisville Inc. and One Southern Indiana.
As IU Southeast continues to evolve, growing more efficient and effective, we look forward to creating new opportunities
for alumni to renew their engagement with the university, be it by cheering for the Grenadiers at the Homecoming
basketball game, attending a concert at the Ogle Center or getting involved in the Alumni Association. As this issue of the
IU Southeast Magazine aptly demonstrates, there is plenty going on, and plenty to look forward to.
Thank you again for your ongoing support, during the 75th Anniversary of IU Southeast’s founding.
Chancellor, IU Southeastsechan@ius.edu