|For Immediate Release
July 2, 1999
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"http://www.iun.edu/~welcomen/" Dr. Bruce W. Bergland officially began his first day as Indiana University Northwest chancellor last week and says his next few months will include aggressive outreach to community and business leaders in IU Northwest’s seven -county service area.
“It is a priority for us to find ways to reach out to communities,” says Bergland. “We want to know what people think this university should be about – and we want them to know more about us as an institution.”
As part of his mission, Bergland has organized a steering committee of faculty, staff, students and community members to create a “shared vision” for IU Northwest.
“It’s a process of defining who we are,” says Bergland adding that the process will probably take a year. “And it is critical that we receive input from the community to help us shape who we are to become in the 21st century.”
Announced as the new chancellor-select for the regional campus in February of this year, Bergland comes to IU Northwest from Trinity College in Vermont where he served as vice president for academic and student affairs. He also served as professor of basic and applied sciences, and academic dean. Prior to his role at Trinity College, Bergland served as executive vice chancellor and professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii – West Oahu.
From 1972 to 1995, Bergland served at the University of Colorado at Denver. Positions there include executive vice chancellor, interim dean, vice chancellor for planning and associate professor of education. He also was an assistant professor of education and psychology at Northwestern University.