Multiple media outlets reported on President-elect Whitten's visit.
"Incoming Indiana University president upbeat about local campus’ prospects"
"Indiana University’s first incoming female president a sign of change: ‘Our hope is to be back as fully as possible"
Lakeshore Public Media:
Whitten appeared on the NPR station's "Regionally Speaking" radio show.
Chicago Public Media (clip unavailable):
A story on President Whitten's visit was aired multiple times during the NPR station's newscast.
As she told the Post-Tribune, "The students are fantastic. They love their university and are very proud and appreciative of Indiana University Northwest. They all gave examples and they feel they’re getting an outstanding education. They’re excited.”
According to Chancellor Iwama, this excitement extends to the campus's appreciation for her visit. "The fact she’s here today, months before she takes over is a good sign," said Iwama. "It sends a strong message about the value the new president has toward IU Northwest."
After her time with the students, Whitten met with faculty, staff and community members, a total of more than 75 people throughout the day. She also toured campus facilities, including the McMahon Resource Center for Athletics in the Savannah Center, and the $45 million Arts & Sciences Building, two of the newest spaces at IU Northwest.
A visionary scholar and accomplished educator and researcher, Whitten has held a variety of leadership roles, beginning at Michigan State University where she served as a dean for five years, and now as president of Kennesaw State University. Learn more about her and explore a photo gallery of her visit to IU Northwest.
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