BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Board of Trustees will meet virtually June 10 and 11, in keeping with continued guidance from IU's Medical Response Team.
Trustees had hoped to meet in person at IU Bloomington while the public joined the meeting virtually to celebrate the outstanding service of two great leaders of IU, Trustee Pat Shoulders and President Michael A. McRobbie. Experts on IU's Medical Response Team advised that indoor meetings should continue to be limited and requirements for masking and social distancing should be followed until the fall.
"While Indiana University and the state have seen our rates of COVID infection decline over the last few months, we cannot afford to let our guard down now," said Dr. Aaron Carroll, professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine and director of mitigation testing for IU's Medical Response Team. "Large indoor events are still a risk, especially if they can be conducted virtually. By staying the course through August 1, 2021, when our Fall Restart guidelines become policy, we greatly increase the chances that infections remain low and that IU can then reduce restrictions nearly completely for the fall semester."
Trustees plan to celebrate Shoulders and McRobbie in person at a later date when it can be done so in accordance with IU's COVID-19 guidelines. Shoulders is stepping down from his role as trustee after nearly 20 years of service, and McRobbie is retiring after 14 years as president of IU.
Trustees will meet virtually via broadcast.iu.edu. The meeting will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 10 and 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 11. A schedule, agenda and information for online access are available on the Board of Trustees website.
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The IU Board of Trustees is Indiana University's governing board, its legal owner and final authority. The board holds the university's financial, physical and human assets and operations in trust for future generations. Its membership, terms of office, responsibilities, powers and electoral procedures are governed by the Indiana Code.