Chancellor Search Committee hosts forum

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By CHRISTINA CLARK

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    The search for a new chancellor for IU South Bend is underway. With the leaving of former Chancellor Terry Allison at the end of the Spring semester, interim Chancellor Jann Joseph fills the position until a permanent chancellor is chosen. As a part of the search, the IU South Bend Chancellor Search Committee is hosting a forum at IU South Bend for students, faculty and staff on Sept. 11.

    “The confidential review of applicant materials will begin in Oct., 2018, and will continue until the position is filled,” states the position description packet provided by hiring firm Storbeck/Pimental & Associates, which will be handling the procedures.

    “The search consultants have also invited campus groups to forums to get their input on the characteristics they want in a new chancellor,” said Ken Baierl, director of communications and marketing for IU South Bend.

    One forum invites students, faculty and staff, and will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in the Student Activities Center (SAC) room 225.

    The position is open to both applicant and nominations, requiring “at least five references which may include, trustees, administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders,” according to the position description packet.

    In a letter published on the Daily Titan on March 21, former Chancellor Terry Allison announced his resignation.

   “I have loved serving as your chancellor since I arrived almost five years ago but I’m at the point in my life and career where it is time to pursue the next chapter,” Allison wrote. “I will remain focused on student success, finalizing the 2018-19 budget, planning for the use of the Wooden Indian and Club Landing properties, developing the new visitor parking lot, raising money for the IU Bicentennial Campaign, and especially, congratulating graduates at commencement.”

    Immediately following his letter in the Daily Titan email was one from John Applegate, executive vice president for University Academic Affairs, in which he stated that he would “move quickly to appoint an interim chancellor for the coming academic year. In addition, I hope to start the search process for IU South Bend’s next chancellor before the end of the present semester.”

    By April 9 it was announced in a press release from the university that an interim chancellor would be named.

    “Jann Joseph, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University South Bend, has been named interim chancellor of IU’s largest regional campus,” the press release read. Joseph’s appointment took effect on July 2.

    The last reported salary for former chancellor Terry Allison for 2017-2018, according to the university’s Financial Management Services IU Faculty/Staff Salary listing is $232,310.00.

    Students who are interested in attending the event on Sept. 11 should RSVP to iusbsrch@iu.edu.

 

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