The northwest Indiana community is invited to join the IU Northwest campus in welcoming new Indiana University President Adam W. Herbert on Thursday, June 12.
Herbert, the university’s 17th president, will greet the campus and local community, legislators and media during his first visit to the Gary campus.
The agenda for Herbert’s visit:
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Reception for IU Northwest campus community and northwest Indiana community. Library Conference Center, Room 105.
11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Press conference. Savannah Center, Room 203/204.
11:30 a.m. – Noon Meeting with legislators. Savannah Center, Room 205/206.
Herbert will begin his tenure at Indiana University on August 1. A longtime leader in the Florida higher education system, Herbert currently is a Regents Professor and the executive director of The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership at the University of North Florida (UNF). He served as the president of UNF for nearly 10 years, from 1989 to 1998.
From 1998 to 2001, Herbert led the nation's second-largest university system, serving as the sixth chancellor of the State University System of Florida. He oversaw a higher education system with a $5 billion budget and 250,000 students.
Herbert is the founding director of The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership, which focuses interdisciplinary research efforts on important public policy challenges in the state. Among issues at the forefront of the center's work are public education, criminal justice, the study of children and families, the environment and health care.
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