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Finalists selected for IUPUI chancellor; campus visits begin next week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 INDIANAPOLIS — Finalists in the internal search for a new chancellor for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will meet with campus groups next week. The search committee, chaired by Eugene R. Tempel, founding dean and professor of philanthropic studies and higher education at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI, has identified two finalists who will meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

The next chancellor will succeed Charles R. Bantz, who is stepping down from his position effective Aug. 15. Bantz joined IUPUI as chancellor and IU vice president for long-range planning in 2003 and guided the campus through a period of growth and unprecedented student success.

The finalists and their visit dates are:

  • John N. Williams, Jr., D.M.D, M.B.A., May 5-6 — Dean, IU School of Dentistry
  • Nasser H. Paydar, Ph.D., May 6-7 — Executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, IUPUI

Following the finalists’ visits on campus, the search committee will make a recommendation to IU President Michael A. McRobbie, who will make the final selection subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

More information about the candidates and the campus visits is available online.

Known as Indiana’s premier urban research and health sciences campus, IUPUI is dedicated to advancing the intellectual growth of the state of Indiana and its residents through research and creative activity, teaching, learning and civic engagement. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and other notable publications, IUPUI has more than 30,000 students enrolled in 17 schools, which offer more than 250 degrees. IUPUI awards degrees from both Indiana and Purdue universities.