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Chancellor search leadership named

Indiana University President Pamela Whitten has announced co-chairs for the search to lead the state’s premier urban research university.

Susan Sciame-Giesecke, vice president for regional campuses and online education, and Russell J. Mumper, vice president for research, will co-chair the search for the executive vice president and chancellor of IU Indianapolis. They are joined by a committee that includes:

  • Rafael Bahamonde, founding dean of the School of Health & Human Sciences.
  • Davide Bolchini, executive associate dean of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.
  • Philip Goff, president of the Indianapolis Faculty Council and a professor in the School of Liberal Arts’ Department of American Studies.
  • Ana Gossweiler, associate scientist and associate research professor in the School of Dentistry.
  • Aila Hoss, associate professor in the McKinney School of Law.
  • Tambra Jackson, dean of the School of Education.
  • Sara Johnson, director of executive education and clinical associate professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
  • Miyeon Jung, assistant professor in the School of Nursing.
  • Jaideep Kakar, president of the Undergraduate Student Government.
  • Julie Manning Magid, vice dean of the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.
  • Allison Melangton, senior vice president of Penske Entertainment.
  • Willie Miller, associate dean for communication and technology at University Library.
  • Anne Mitchell, senior HR director in Indianapolis.
  • Heather Staggs, president of the IUPUI Staff Council and HR business partner for the School of Medicine.
  • Eric Weldy, vice chancellor for student affairs.
  • Nichole Wilson, vice president of community health operations for IU Health.

“The chancellor’s leadership will be critical to our continued progress as we build one of the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, while pursuing our IU 2030 strategic goals for student success and opportunity, transformational research and creativity, and service to the state and beyond,” Whitten said. “Drawing on decades of exceptional leadership from our faculty and staff, we are entering a new era with a robust foundation and clear roadmap, equipping a new chancellor and our entire campus for success.”

Nasser Paydar served as chancellor of IUPUI before retiring in 2022, with Andrew R. Klein filling the interim role before assuming a new position at Wake Forest University. Carol Ann Murdoch-Kinch currently serves as interim chancellor.

Students, faculty and staff can take part in the search process through listening sessions this month and by meeting the finalists during campus visits in the final stage of the search. Look for details in IUPUI Today.

Holly Vonderheit is special projects leader in the Office of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing.