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Chancellor William J. Lowe

Chancellor William Lowe

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Welcome to Indiana University Northwest, where we are very proud to be the Indiana University campus that serves the seven counties of Northwest Indiana (Lake; Porter; LaPorte; Newton; Jasper; Pulaski; and Starke).

IU Northwest is one of eight regional campuses of Indiana University.

We are a non-residential campus of more than 6,100 students, who are enrolled in more than 70 degree and certificate programs  that combine the best and most relevant of the professional and liberal studies disciplines, at the Bachelors, Masters post-baccalaureate levels.

To see why a growing number of students are choosing IU Northwest, please click on our Mission, Vision and Values link, which describes our commitments to academic excellence in a student-centered environment and our engagement with the Gary and larger Northwest Indiana community. 

We deliver on our Mission and Shared Vision through the fine work of devoted faculty and staff colleagues, who are dedicated to enabling students to be successful. Our academic divisions include: the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business and Economics; the School of Education; the Division of Continuing Studies; and the College of Health and Human Services, which incorporates the Schools of Nursing and of Public and Environmental Affairs, as well as programs in Dental Education, Radiologic Science, Social Work, and Health Information Management.   We are also very proud to host a branch of the Indiana University School of Medicine at the IU Northwest campus.  You will find a robust selection of non-credit learning and professional growth opportunities through our Division of Continuing Studies as well.

It is a central part of our role to put our impressive intellectual and programmatic resources to work on behalf of our many constituents and stakeholders, both in our host city of Gary, Ind., and throughout our seven-county service region.  Offices such as the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence, the Center for Management Development, and the Center for Economic Education, among others, serve the interests of local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and communities.   

IU Northwest recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary at our beautiful Glen Park campus location. As we begin our next half-century of academic excellence, I look forward to joining with our campus community and our many regional partners to build on our successful foundation and, together, discover new and exciting opportunities for our students and the citizens of Northwest Indiana.  I invite you to join us on that journey.

Please use our Web site to investigate the many programs, services and opportunities we offer that will take you to your learning, organizational or career goals.  And thank you, once again, for your interest in Indiana University Northwest.

William J. Lowe, Ph.D.