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Finalists selected for IU South Bend chancellor; campus visits begin Feb. 4

For Immediate Release Feb 1, 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Finalists in the search for a new chancellor for Indiana University South Bend will meet with campus groups over the next three weeks. The search committee, chaired by IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, has identified four finalists who will meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

The next chancellor will succeed Terry Allison, who stepped down as chancellor effective June 30, 2018.

The finalists and their visit dates are:

  • Dwight C. Watson, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, Feb. 4 to 5.
  • Terisa C. Riley, senior vice president for student affairs and university administration at Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Feb. 11 to 12.
  • Susan L. Elrod, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Feb. 14 to 15.
  • Philip K. Way, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Slippery Rock University, Feb. 18 to 19.

Following the finalists’ visits on campus, the search committee will present their feedback to IU Executive Vice President John S. Applegate and IU President Michael A. McRobbie, who will make the final selection subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

More information about the candidates and the campus visits is available on the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs website.

IU South Bend is the largest regional campus of Indiana University, with more than 5,300 students, about 250 full-time faculty members, and nearly 750 full- and part-time employees. The 80-acre campus has excellent academic programs, an active student life and growing residential life program, important capital improvement projects underway, and strong community engagement. IU South Bend offers more than 100 degree programs through five colleges and schools.

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