For Immediate Release
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January 6, 1999
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Community Invited to Meet IUN Chancellor Candidates

The final five candidates for chancellor of Indiana University Northwest will be introduced to community members during open meetings on campus from January 12 through January 21.

 In stressing the importance of a good relationship between a university and the communities they serve, Ken Perrin, chancellor of IU South Bend and chairman of the IU Northwest chancellor search committee says the meetings are a good opportunity for interested individuals to meet the finalists

"The chancellor is the primary spokesperson for the campus," says Perrin. "As campus and community move hand-in-hand into the 21st century, it is critically important that they receive strong support from each other. That is one reason why we are having these special sessions."

All meetings will be held at the IU Northwest Library Conference Center (1 block west of 35th street off  Broadway) in Room A/B from 4 to 5 p.m. each day. Below are the dates, candidate names and background information.

  • Jan. 12 - Ham Shirvani, Ph.D. Princeton University, M.L.A Harvard University, M.S. Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.Arch. Pratt Institute, B.Arch. Polytechnic of Central London.  Currently,  Shirvani is vice president of graduate studies and research at Queens College of The City University of New York in New York. He is also professor of urban studies there.
  • Jan. 14 - David Wilson, Ed.D. Harvard University, Ed.M. Harvard University, Ed.M. Tuskegee Institute, B.S. Tuskegee Institute.Wilson is currently the associate provost and vice president of university outreach (applied research) at Auburn University in Alabama.
  •  Jan. 19 - Carolyn Reid-Wallace, Ph.D. The George Washington Univesity, M.A. Adelphi University, B.A. Fisk University. Reid-Wallace is the former senior vice president for education and programming for The Corporation of Public Broadcasting. She also served as assistant secretary for postsecondary education for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Jan. 20 - Bruce Bergland, Ph.D. Stanford University, B.S. Iowa State University. Currently, Bergland is vice president of academic and student affairs and academic dean at Trinity College of Vermont. He is also professor of basic and applied social sciences.
  •  Jan. 21 - Phillip Beukema, D.B.A, University of Southern California, M.B.A University of California, B.S. San Diego State University. Beukema is currently the vice president of academic affairs at Northern Michigan University.
Besides meeting with community members, all candidates will spend a full day at the university meeting with senior staff, faculty, students, staff, legislators and the IUN Board of Advisors. They will also take a tour of the campus.

The search for chancellor began last August and the five candidates were selected out of approximately 80 applicants.

"We are delighted to introduce the five candidates to IU Northwest and the community," says Perrin. "We were extremely pleased with their overall quality."

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