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PHOTOS: Memorable moments with Chancellor Paydar

Feb 23, 2022

After serving for nearly seven years as IUPUI’s chancellor, Nasser H. Paydar is retiring. He is IUPUI’s fifth chancellor, but his dedication to our campus goes back more than 30 years, when he was an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the School of Engineering and Technology.

“IUPUI is in my DNA,” Paydar wrote in a letter to the IUPUI community. “I will always love this campus, and I will always be a Jaguar at heart.”

View photo highlights from Paydar’s time as chancellor:

Chancellor Paydar carrying a box for a student
August 2015: Chancellor Paydar helps a student carry a box during move-in day.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar serving ice cream
August 2016: Chancellor Paydar serves students ice cream during the annual Weeks of Welcome Ice Cream Social.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar, on stage with Jawz and three others, holds up an air horn to kick off Regatta
September 2017: Chancellor Paydar, Jawz and students blare the air horn to kick off the ninth annual Regatta at Indy’s downtown canal.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar shows of a 50th anniversary shirt
November 2017: During his State of the Campus address, Chancellor Paydar reveals IUPUI’s 50th anniversary T-shirts.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar gives students a high five while walking up an auditorium aisle
August 2018: Chancellor Paydar high fives students after kicking off Jaguar Spirit Fest for IUPUI’s 50th anniversary celebration.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar dancing
January 2019: Chancellor Paydar hits the dance floor at the Campus Center during the IUPUI 50th Anniversary Birthday Bash.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar hugs a child at Jagathon
March 2019: Chancellor Paydar hugs a kid during Jagathon, which raises money for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar wears mask in classroom
August 2020: Chancellor Paydar visits a classroom during the first day of fall 2020 classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Chancellor Paydar and students stand around the jaguar statue
August 2021: Chancellor Paydar sits with students after unveiling the jaguar statue in the Tower Courtyard.Photo by Liz Kaye, Indiana University

Chancellor Paydar will retire March 1. You can send well wishes by signing his virtual guest book.

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