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
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.
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
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
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