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  1. 1. IU Appoints Two New Chancellors - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick Find the news you need Search Search provided by HOME NEWS TV/VIDEO E-NEWSLETTERS EVENTS CALENDAR updated: 3/23/2010 12:45:44 PM IU Appoints Two New Chancellors InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report Indiana University has hired new chancellors for its Kokomo and Northwest campuses. Michael Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Michigan, will oversee IU Kokomo. William Lowe, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota will provide leadership for IU Northwest. Both men will work closely with the newly formed IU office that will develop and implement a collective mission for the school's regional campuses. Source: Inside INdiana Business Continued Below... Press Releases March 23, 2010 KOKOMO, Ind. -- Michael Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., has been selected as the new chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo, it was announced today (March 23) by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. His appointment is subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Harris has served in his current position since 2007 and is also a professor of public policy. He served as vice president for academic affairs at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., from 2004-07 and as associate provost at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Mich., from 2000-04. He received a doctorate from IU in public policy. "Michael is a thoughtful, enthusiastic and proven leader whose experiences in higher education and longstanding commitment to academic excellence will enable him to continue the outstanding growth of Indiana University's Kokomo campus, which this year has seen its highest enrollment in 10 years," McRobbie said. "I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the academic environment in Kokomo and continue to build upon the strong partnerships we have built in the region." Tweets IIB @IIB Follow 24 Jan Former Indy Chamber CEO Lands New Job: Fort Wayne-based The Hagerman Group has named Harris said he is "honored and humbled" to assume his new position at IU Kokomo. "This is an exciting time to join IU," he said. "I come to IU Kokomo when the campus is poised to continue to grow and excel in its undergraduate and graduate programs. And, the timing is right for additional collaboration so the campus can play a significant role as an economic development engine to improve the well being of the region. "I'm looking forward to working with colleagues to shape IU Kokomo's future, lead it to even greater heights and assist President McRobbie in achieving his vision for IU," he continued. "At the same time, it is also hard for me to leave Kettering University. It is an excellent institution with special people, and I take immense pride in all that President Stan Liberty and I have accomplished working together. I enjoyed and appreciated my time at Kettering. http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=40768[1/25/2014 9:17:23 PM] ABOUT USRADIO TV & LISTINGS Indiana Business News Former Indy Chamber CEO Lands New Job [AUDIO] City Attracts Another Residential Development USI Partnering With Connecticut Tech Company University to Offer Loan Repayment Help Committee Clears Hemp Bill WorkOne Announces Vet Hiring Event Career Fair Coming to Kokomo Hoops Rivals Set For Final Game Company Partners With Veterans Group More News...
  2. 2. IU Appoints Two New Chancellors - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick "Tali and I are delighted. We relish the opportunity. It is great to return to IU, my alma mater." former Greater Indianapol... bit.ly/1jLpry4 IIB Harris was chosen from among four finalists for the position who were identified by a 12member search committee headed by IU East Chancellor Nasser Paydar. 24 Jan @IIB City Attracts Another Residentail Development: An Indianapolis-based developer is planning its second resident... bit.ly/1fjcRmW IIB 24 Jan @IIB USI Partnering With "Dr. Harris has a dynamic personality with great energy and determination," Paydar said. "His experience as the chief academic officer in two institutions has well prepared him for this challenging position." Former IU Kokomo Chancellor Ruth Person left the position in 2008 to become chancellor at the University of Michigan-Flint after serving since 1999. Stuart Green has been serving as interim chancellor since August 2008. He had formerly served as vice chancellor for the IU Kokomo Office of Academic Affairs. "Stuart's leadership has been extremely important to IU Kokomo, especially during this time of transition, and we deeply appreciate his service to the campus," McRobbie said. The new IU Kokomo chancellor will be expected to work closely with a newly formed IU office that will develop and implement a distinct collective mission for IU's regional campuses. The office is headed by John Applegate, vice president for university regional affairs, planning and policy. "Michael has an excellent record of accomplishment, and I'm looking forward to working with him as we chart the future of IU's regional campuses," Applegate said. As the chief ranking academic officer for Kettering University, Harris has been responsible for all aspects of the academic mission of the university, including oversight of academic budgets, the appointment of faculty and all academic and curricular matters. In addition, he has served as the vice president for student affairs. Harris led Kettering, in collaboration with Swedish Bio-gas International and the City of Flint, to develop the state's first Center of Energy Excellence, receiving $1 million from the Department of Energy. He initiated Entrepreneurship Across the Curriculum as a tool to enhance an innovation mindset among graduates. Harris developed strategies to increase enrollment for graduate programs, international undergraduate admissions, study abroad programs and international delegation partnerships, in addition to overseeing three successful accreditation processes. He helped guide Kettering to four national rankings in the 2009 and 2010 editions of America's Best Colleges in the category of undergraduate engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's degree, including a No. 1 ranking in industrial and manufactured engineering and a No. 2 ranking in mechanical engineering. While at Ferris State University, he was successful in strengthening the areas of academics, teaching, research, scholarship, retention, assessment and service. He increased online education, aided progress in assessment efforts and led Ferris through several successful accreditations. He was the principal investigator for several grants, including $1 million from the Dow Foundation to construct new facilities. Harris specializes in public policy and political economy and has published three books, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in State and Local Government (edited with Rhonda Kinney), Term Limits (co-authored with Gideon Doron) and Public Policy and Electoral Reform: The Case of Israel. His fourth book, Leading the Learner-Centered Campus (co-authored with R. Cullen), is due later this spring. He has published in a variety of journals, such as The International Journal of Public Administration, Government and Policy, Nonprofit Quarterly, Utopian Studies, Israel Affairs, Israel Studies, Academic Leader, Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education and Innovative Higher Education, as well as published chapters in several edited volumes. He serves as a political commentator to a variety of broadcast and print media in the United States and Israel (including NPR, Fox, Voice of Israel and the Washington Post). Recognition of his teaching, research and service include the following honors: an Honorary Doctorate in Educational Administration from Ave Maria College, Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching from Eastern Michigan University, Teaching Excellence Award from EMU's Alumni Association, recognition for Excellence in Teaching from the American Political Science Association and the Michigan Association of Governing Boards Distinguished Faculty Award. Harris earned a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from BarIlan University in Israel in 1982 and a master's degree in public management and budgeting from Tel Aviv University in Israel in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. from IU in 1993. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Institute for Educational Management and the Management Development Program. He is married to Tali, and they have three sons. IU Kokomo, which serves an 11-county area in north central Indiana, is committed to enhancing the educational and professional attainment of the residents of the region by providing a wide range of bachelor's degrees and a limited number of master's and http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=40768[1/25/2014 9:17:23 PM]
  3. 3. IU Appoints Two New Chancellors - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick associate degrees. It is further dedicated to enhancing research, creative work and other scholarly activity, promoting diversity and strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of the region and the state through a variety of partnerships and programs. ### Gary, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie today (March 23) announced the selection of William Lowe as the new chancellor of the IU Northwest campus, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees. Lowe has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn. Lowe has been at Metropolitan State University since 2003 and is also a professor of history. In addition to serving in his current position, he served as interim president of the university from 2007-08. From 1997-2003, he was vice president for academic affairs at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. "Bill has extensive experience at both the administrative and faculty level, and most recently he has contributed greatly to the growth of one of Minnesota's most comprehensive and dynamic urban universities," McRobbie said. "His academic and administrative experiences, proven leadership abilities and commitment to community engagement make him an ideal fit for IU Northwest as it seeks to fulfill its educational mission to the citizens of Northwest Indiana and contribute to economic and cultural development in the region. "We look forward to him continuing the great progress that IU Northwest has made over the last decade under the steady and visionary leadership of retiring Chancellor Bruce Bergland." Lowe said he was grateful for the opportunity to join the IU Northwest campus and larger IU system. "My wife, Pamela, and I very much look forward to becoming part of the Gary and Northwest Indiana community. It is an exciting destination," he said. "IU Northwest is an impressive regional resource, and I enjoyed meeting the students and my new colleagues during my visit. I look forward to working with the campus and Gary communities to continue to build a very successful future." As provost of Metropolitan State University, Lowe served as the university's chief academic and operating officer with responsibility for five colleges, programs on three principal campuses, the Center for Online Learning and other administrative areas, including the Minnesota Center of Excellence for Strategic Information Technology and Security (now Advance IT Minnesota). Lowe was recommended by a 12-member search committee led by Edwin Marshall, IU vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs. He will replace current IU Northwest Chancellor Bruce Bergland, who is retiring after having served as the chief executive officer of the Gary, Ind., campus since July 1999. "The search committee was impressed with Bill's wealth of administrative experience and success as a leader in higher education and is very pleased that his appointment will allow him to contribute his talents to the continuing development of IU Northwest as its next chancellor," Marshall said. The new IU Northwest Chancellor will be expected to work closely with a newly formed IU office that will develop and implement a distinct collective mission for IU's regional campuses. The office is headed by John Applegate, vice president for university regional affairs, planning and policy. "IU Northwest will play a major role in defining the future direction of IU's regional campuses, and I look forward to working with Bill on the key issues in Gary and Northwest Indiana," Applegate said. Lowe has taken an active role at the university level and in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System efforts to expand access to bachelor's degrees and graduate programs in the growing and increasingly diverse Twin Cities metropolitan area. During 2007, he served as a member of the Core Learning Outcomes Task Force of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities national Voluntary System of Accountability project. Regionally, he has been active with the Higher Learning Commission, as a consultant evaluator and member of the Accreditation Review Council. He has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit and dean of Graduate Studies at Chicago State University in Chicago. He has also held administrative appointments at State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, N.Y., and Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. Lowe is active in research and writing in the field of modern Irish history and has been a Fulbright Scholar. He is an authority on the Royal Irish Constabulary, Ireland's national police force from 1814-1921, and has written articles on the subject for Irish Historical http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=40768[1/25/2014 9:17:23 PM]
  4. 4. IU Appoints Two New Chancellors - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick Studies, Irish Economic and Social History, Éire-Ireland and History Ireland. His book The Irish in Mid-Victorian Lancashire: The Shaping of a Working Class Community appeared in 1989. Other articles and reviews have appeared in international journals, and he presents regularly at scholarly meetings. Lowe has a bachelor's degree in history from Michigan State University and a doctorate in modern history from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. IU Northwest is dedicated to providing higher education to the people of the seven counties in northwest Indiana. Quality and relevance are the hallmarks of IU Northwest's programs. These programs serve the needs of the most diverse, urban and industrialized area of the state. Out of this diversity, IU Northwest strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the value of education. Source: Indiana University © 2014 Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC | Privacy Statement | Website Design and Developed by BitWise Solutions http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=40768[1/25/2014 9:17:23 PM]