Michael Harris Chancellor Installed as IU Kokomo's sixth chancellor, Kokomo Tribune, KT, IU Kokomo Chancellor Installation

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Michael Harris Chancellor Installed as IU Kokomo's sixth chancellor, Kokomo Tribune, KT, IU Kokomo Chancellor Installation

  1. 1. Harris installed as IU Kokomo's sixth chancellor - Kokomo Tribune: Local News http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local_news/harris-installed-as-iu-kokomo-s-sixth-chancellor/article_a91055a0-df83-5178-ae24-3b52a78d48da.html[2/1/2015 7:31:52 AM] About Us Contact Us e-Edition App Downloads Subscriptions Login Advanced Search Obituary Records Online myheritage.com/Obituaries Death, Cemetery & Obituary Records. Search The #1 Genealogy Site Now. Obituaries Free Search Concealed Carry Guide Police Arrest Records Latest Headlines Half A Century and Happy: Herrs enjoy lifelong relationship Preparing for the unlikely scenario Ebola comes to Howard County Polian earns Hall call BOYS BB: Kats top Kings in squads' first meeting BOYS BB: Tigers bonce back at line BOYS BB: Blue Devils stymie Comets BOYS BB: Manchester drops TC to .500 Submit Your News! Home Subscribe News Sports Classifieds Community Opinion Obituaries Shop Public Notices Home News Local News Story Image (1) Print Font Size: Harris installed as IU Kokomo's sixth chancellor 0 Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:00 am By Danielle Rush Tribune staff writer Michael Harris became part of Indiana University Kokomo’s history Friday, as he was installed as the campus’ sixth chancellor. He used the occasion to look forward, rather than back, focusing on his vision for the university’s role in the future of north-central Indiana. “IU Kokomo is on the move and regional transformation will take place. We are bound by a common goal, to sustain here in north-central Indiana the American dream of a better tomorrow. We are on the move while remaining grounded in Hoosier values and dedicated to a global perspective and academic excellence,” he said in his installation address. About 400 people attended the ceremony at IU Kokomo’s Havens Auditorium. Faculty, students and community partners also were featured in the day’s events, with booths displayed in Alumni Hall and the library. Though Harris began work as chancellor July 1, Friday marked his official installation by Indiana University Kokomo President Michael McRobbie, who sees Harris as the right person to move the campus forward. McRobbie said while the campus has been run well and is stable, “we’re at a point ... where we need to think of how we move it to the next level. I think we’ve found exactly the right man who will have that vision.” McRobbie said Harris’ previous experience was at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., where he had experience with the automotive industry. “Clearly one cannot ignore the auto industry when choosing a chancellor [for IUK]. The chancellor needs to be someone who can work and build on that strength in the region,” McRobbie said. He called the ceremony “a celebration of the future of this region,” and the partnerships that “show so much promise for this community.” « ‹ 1 2 3 › » Kokomo, IN 32°F CLICK FOR MORE WEATHER   We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on! Submit news KT photo by Erik Markov IUK chancellor IT'S OFFICIAL: Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris shows his gratitude to the crowd as they applaud him after he was officially installed in his new position with the campus Friday. 0 comments Search this site...

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