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Pence names Lilly alum Tobias, Pacers' Morris as IU trustees

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A former Eli Lilly and Co. chairman and a top Indiana Pacers executive have been named to the Indiana University Board of Trustees.

Gov. Mike Pence's office announced Thursday he had appointed retired Lilly executive Randall Tobias and Pacers Sports & Entertainment president Jim Morris to three-year terms on the IU board. Pence also re-appointed Lilly chief financial officer Derica Rice to the board.

Tobias led the Indianapolis-based drugmaker in the 1990s. He was head of the Bush administration's foreign aid programs until resigning in 2007 after being linked to a Washington call-girl ring.

Morris is a former Lilly Endowment president and was director of the United Nations World Food Programme from 2002 to 2007.

Pence named medical student Janice Farlow of Indianapolis to a two-year term as student trustee.

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  • Trustee of Prostitution
    Yes, hoping that they now have a Trustee in charge of prostitution.
  • Randall Tobias
    He is very bright and a fine addition to the IU Board of Trustees. We are lucky to get someone of his caliber on the board.
  • Tobias
    I guess Steve Hilbert wasn't available.
  • Couldn't someone else have filled that role?
    Just curious, but it seems like you could get someone who WAS NOT connected to a call girl that could help lead the State's flagship university system...just thinking out loud here.

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