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Indiana University East
Richmond, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Indiana University East


Indiana University East invites nominations and applications for the position of Chancellor. The Chancellor exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the academic, student, financial, development, and administrative dimensions of the campus, in coordination with university administration and the other Indiana University regional campuses. IU East seeks an energetic, dynamic individual to lead and to engage its faculty, staff, students, and community in what promises to be an exciting era for the institution and community.

Indiana University East is a regional campus of Indiana University in a rural setting, enrolling 2,655 degree-seeking students (Fall 2022) in over 60 degree programs and areas of study. Of these students, 95% are undergraduates. Nearly 87% of IU East’s beginning class is comprised of students under the age of 20. A large percentage of its student population is comprised of first-generation students who are attending college while balancing work and family responsibilities. Over 63% identify as women and nearly 16% identify as belonging to one or more historically marginalized populations. Sixty-two percent of IU East’s students receive some form of financial

With seven campuses serving approximately 90,000 students, Indiana University is one of the nation’s oldest and largest state universities. It was founded in 1820, only four years after Indiana achieved statehood. More than 83 percent of Indiana’s population lives within 50 miles of one of the seven campuses.

The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of Indiana University East and reports to the Vice President of Regional Campuses and Online Education. The Chancellor works closely with the Vice President and senior administration of Indiana University. On the East campus, the Chancellor’s senior administration team includes the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, the regional campus Chief Information Officer, Executive Secretary, Special Assistant to the Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, and the Director of Affirmative Action/EEOC Officer.

The Chancellor will lead IU East in advancing its contributions to fulfilling the mission of Indiana University. In addition, the Chancellor will guide IU East in commitments to excellence in teaching and scholarship, student centeredness, and engaged citizenship. The Chancellor will provide strong leadership in achieving current goals and also establishing new and ambitious ones to move the campus forward.

IU East seeks an energetic and dynamic individual, with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, student centeredness, and engaged citizenship. There will be substantial opportunities further current strategies focused on online programming, enrollment, retention, sustainability, and EDI efforts at the institution. The Chancellor will be an advocate for the campus within the broader university and with external audiences, while being an active participant in community boards and key initiatives. The Chancellor will strengthen existing relationships with alumni, as well as seek and establish new partnerships within the community and beyond that will be mutually beneficial. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated record of leadership as an executive officer in a complex organization, preferably in higher education, including a passion for student success. A deep knowledge and understanding of the academic mission and fundraising are strongly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate strategic thinking and also possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, be collaborative and creative, and be able to articulate a vision to diverse audiences.

Position Qualifications:

Terminal Degree

Minimum of 10 years demonstrated progressive leadership experience

Experience managing complex budgets

Demonstrated experience working with external constituencies

For more information on Indiana University East and the opportunity, please visit:

Procedures for Candidates

The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a list of five references which may include trustees, administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director

Brian Bustin, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search               

Non-Discrimination Notice

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Annual Security Reports

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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