IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar doesn’t just talk about the importance of a diverse campus. He taken action—boosting black enrollment in this year’s freshman class by 44 percent. But he’s concerned about Indianapolis too and recently convened a group of young professionals to talk about the city’s future.
A former clinic director and 30-year faculty member at the IU School of Dentistry in Indianapolis who was fired last year after students complained he inappropriately touched them is suing to get his job back, saying he was denied a fair hearing.
In his last job, Nasser Paydar helped write IUPUI’s new strategy. Now, six months into his role as the university’s chancellor, the mechanical-engineering-professor-turned-campus-administrator gets to implement it.