Indiana University (the “University” or “IU”) is one of the largest universities in the nation. It was established by the Indiana General Assembly (the “General Assembly”) in 1820 as Indiana Seminary and was located in Bloomington. It was designated as Indiana College by the General Assembly in 1828 and became Indiana University in 1838. The University is composed of eight campuses, with core campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis and regional campuses serving other areas of Indiana located in Gary (“IU Northwest”), Fort Wayne (“Indiana University Purdue University - Fort Wayne”), Kokomo (“IU Kokomo”), New Albany (“IU Southeast”), Richmond (“IU East”), and South Bend (“IU South Bend”). The Bloomington campus is the oldest and largest campus in the University system, and is the primary residential campus. The Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis campus (“IUPUI”) is the home of the Indiana University School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, and the School of Nursing. Indiana University and Purdue University jointly offer academic programs at IUPUI and Fort Wayne. The University has fiscal responsibility for the IUPUI campus, and Purdue has fiscal responsibility for Fort Wayne campus.
The University is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, which is empowered by Indiana statutes with policy and decision-making authority to carry out the programs and missions of the University. Five of the members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Governor for three year terms; three trustees are elected by the alumni of the University for three year terms, with one alumnus trustee being elected each year; and one trustee position must be a full-time student of the University. The student trustee is appointed by the Governor for a two year term. Certain officers of the Board of Trustees are not members of the board.
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Posted on January 2, 2013.