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  • Search Committee Announced for IPFW Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
For Immediate Release
October 17, 2012

Search Committee Announced for IPFW Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Key Info

  • Search committee formed to find new vice chancellor for academic affairs
  • Committee to begin meeting later this month
  • Chancellor Carwein hopes to have new vice chancellor on the job no later than July 1, 2013

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein announced today (Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012) the formation of a search committee to assist in the selection of IPFW’s next vice chancellor for academic affairs.

The committee, chaired by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs George McClellan, will begin meeting later this month. Carwein has asked that it complete its work in time to help assure that the new vice chancellor for academic affairs begins no later than July 1, 2013.

The committee's membership includes:

  • Sarah Beckman, faculty, College of Health and Human Services
  • Fen-lei Chang, associate dean, IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne
  • Marcia Dixson, faculty, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Andrew Downs (ex officio), presiding officer, IPFW Senate
  • Peter Dragnev (ex officio), speaker, Purdue University Faculty
  • Rhonda Meriwether, Mastodon Advising Center
  • George McClellan, committee chair, vice chancellor for student affairs
  • Jake Monroe (ex officio), president, Indiana-Purdue Student government Association
  • Jerrilee Mosier, chancellor, Ivy Tech Northeast
  • Michael Nusbaumer (ex officio), speaker, Indiana University Faculty
  • Ann Obergfell, dean, College of Health and Human Services
  • Carlos Pomalaza-Raez, faculty, College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
  • Barbara Resch, faculty, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Wendy Robinson, superintendent, Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Karen Schmid, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Purdue North Central

For more information, contact George S. McClellan, search committee chair and vice chancellor for student affairs, at 260-481-6844 or


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