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IU philanthropy school dean Tempel to step down

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Indiana University announced Tuesday that it is beginning the search for a dean to succeed Gene Tempel as head of its new Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, which is on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.

Tempel, 66, is a nationally recognized expert in philanthropy and not-for-profits who for many years headed IU's Center on Philanthropy. The Center was the direct predecessor of the School of Philanthropy, which opened in 2013 with Tempel as its founding dean. Believed to be the first of its kind in the world, the school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Tempel had agreed to serve as dean for two years, meaning that he will step down at the end of 2014. Then, after conducting some research and spending time with his family, he'll take on a new role in the faculty, the university said.

"Indiana University owes Gene Tempel a large debt of gratitude, not only for his years of outstanding service but in particular for the passion and commitment he has shown as the founding dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said Tuesday. "As a result of Gene's efforts, the Lilly Family School has further established IU's position as the premiere institution for the study of philanthropy, and is ideally positioned for the future."

The philanthropy school, which already is operating, will be housed along with the IU School of Social Work in University Hall, a $22.9 million, five-story building under construction at the corner of New York Street and University Boulevard.

Tempel was executive director of the Center on Philanthropy, a research center, from 1997 to 2008. He then became president and CEO of the Indiana University Foundation. He returned to the Center on Philanthropy in 2012 to head up the conversion to the School of Philanthropy.

"I’m particularly grateful to the university for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help lead the development of the Philanthropic Studies field and to see it grow into the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy,” Tempel said. “I’m looking forward to joining my colleagues as a full-time member of its faculty, and to teaching and learning from the next generation of philanthropy leaders.”

A committee appointed by IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz is in charge of the search for a successor. The committee is chaired by Andrew Klein, dean and professor at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. AGB Search is assisting with the search.

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  • A True Teacher
    A teacher, in my mind, is an individual who does more than instruct. He or she is an artisans in transferring knowledge to students looking for it. Gene is indeed a True teacher. If you parallel this discipline to, say, that of a great singer, you'll find that when you hear a great singer you're hearing the music, not the voice. When Gene instructs, you hear and absorb the knowledge, not the words. All of Indiana is fortunate to have Gene at the front of the classroom. He's turned the mission of teaching into an art form.

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