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March 12, 2014

Susan Sciame-Giesecke chosen as new chancellor of IUK

Susan Sciame-Giesecke has been selected as the new chancellor of the IU Kokomo campus, subject to the approval of the IU Board of Trustees, Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced.

Sciame-Giesecke has been serving as interim chancellor at IUK since September 2012. Prior to that, she was the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the campus. She will become the IU K chancellor effective April 15.

"Sue has shown outstanding leadership and offered clear vision during her tenure as interim chancellor and is very deserving of being the next leader at IU Kokomo," McRobbie said in a press release. "Sue has earned the respect of the IU Kokomo faculty during her 35-year career on the campus, and her deep understanding of the IU Kokomo mission and strong ties to community will serve the campus extremely well as it continues to grow and evolve."

As campus CEO, the chancellor is responsible for the operation of the campus and reports to the executive vice president for university academic affairs. The IUK chancellor works with the chancellors and provost of IU's seven other campuses.

Sciame-Giesecke was recommended by a search and screen committee after a national search.

"I am honored to have been chosen and excited about this new leadership opportunity," Sciame-Giesecke said. "I look forward to continuing to lead this vibrant and growing campus with an amazing team of faculty and staff who are dedicated to the success of our students. The momentum will continue as we embrace our new, bold strategic plan that includes continued growth, innovative programs and enhanced regional partnerships."

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