Michael Harris IU Kokomo, Lead IU Kokomo as New Chancellor Kokomo Herald


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Michael Harris IU Kokomo, Lead IU Kokomo as New Chancellor Kokomo Herald

  1. 1. Kokomo Herald: Michael Harris to lead IUK as new chancellor http://kokomoherald.com/Content/News/Local-News/Article/Michael-Harris-to-lead-IUK-as-new-chancellor/1/1/1781[3/15/2014 1:44:45 PM] SUBSCRIBE | CONTACT US | HOT SPOTS | CLASSIFIEDS | SUBMISSIONS | PUBLIC NOTICES Saturday, March 15, 2014 Pictured above is Chancellor Michael Harris on his first day at IUK. (Photo provided) 1 0 Comments Newest ▼ Oldest ▲ Michael Harris to lead IUK as new chancellor Wednesday, July 14, 2010 8:26 AM Incoming Chancellor Michael Harris joined Indiana University Kokomo as the 8th person to serve as chief administrator in the campus' 65-year history, and is prepared to tackle challenges, champion initiatives, and build upon past achievements for future growth, success, and academic excellence. Harris, Ph.D. '93, brings academic and leadership experience, knowledge, and fervor, which he intends to utilize to enhance academic excellence and community engagement. He recently served as provost and vice president for academic and student affairs and professor of public policy for the past three years at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, where he made significant contributions. "My number one goal is to get to know people and issues facing the campus, and then begin to articulate a unified vision," Harris said, also professor of public and environmental affairs. "I'm really looking forward to understanding the opportunities we face, what we should be doing about it, and moving ahead to make it happen." More specifically, it is a priority of Harris' to continue the enhancement of student retention and success. He said it is important to balance learning, research, and service to provide the full baccalaureate and graduate experience for students. In addition, he plans to maintain and nurture community partnerships - within the private sector, city government, and nonprofit organizations - for the economic and social well being of the region. "For me, I enjoy challenges," Harris said. "My plan is to engage in a very positive, invigorating movement and build on IU Kokomo's past. This is a great opportunity for all of us." Harris earned a bachelor's degree in economics and business administration from Bar-Ilan 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 and his wife, Tali, have three sons. He succeeds Stuart Green, who served as interim chancellor for the past two years and held numerous administrative positions on campus during his 38-year tenure. Green retired on June 30. Indiana University Kokomo serves a seven county, primary service area in north central Indiana. The campus offers more than 40 academic programs including four graduate degrees. Please fill out the form below to submit a comment. Name: Email: Telephone: LATEST NEWS Officer receives national recognition Northwestern drafts plan for weather make up days Warrant service leads to meth lab and five arrests Kokomo ranked most affordable small city in America Clinton advisor to speak at Democratic Women’s Conference Bona Vista’s GiveBack Day - Burnett’s Service Center Susan Sciame-Giesecke named chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo D.U.I. checkpoint will be conducted in Howard County IndianaWeatherOnline forecast 03.13 Births - March 13 Retweeted by Kokomo Herald Tipton 46, Fountain Central 22 4:23 left Q3. Tipton timeout, FC's Pierce will shoot FT out of timeout. michelle garmon @michelle_garmon Expand 3h Tweets Follow NEWS SPORTS COMMUNITY EVENTS OBITS OPINIONS PHOTOS CLOSINGS & DELAYS WEATHER SNOW STORM E-EDITION Prev Next Search Go