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Board of Trustees meeting recap

The IU Board of Trustees met in Gary on June 16 and 17. Read more about what happened at the meeting at the links below:

  • Cathy Langham, who was appointed to the board by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, was sworn in as a trustee.
  • Trustees approved several personnel appointments, including:
  • IU Chief Health Officer Dr. Aaron Carroll presented recommendations from IU’s Student Mental Health Initiative task forces. Carroll will work with the groups to get as many recommendations implemented as possible by fall.
  • IU President Pamela Whitten gave an update on the Presidential Diversity Hiring Initiative. Whitten said it’s estimated $5.3 million will be spent in the first year. A new associate vice president for faculty and belonging was appointed last month as part of the initiative. 
  • Six new degrees will be offered as fully online programs through collaborations across multiple campuses, pending approval from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • Many IU employees will see a compensation increase in fiscal year 2023, as part of the $4 billion operating budget trustees approved. 
  • The university will perform repair and rehabilitation on facilities across its campuses, using state appropriations and student fees. Trustees also approved Regional Campus Deferred Maintenance Phase V, which includes work on seven buildings across five campuses.
  • The board and Whitten honored MaryEllen K. Bishop, who has served as a trustee for more than a decade. She has decided not to run for re-election.

Trustees will meet next in August.