2020 YEAR IN REVIEW: IU searches for new president

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie announced in August that he plans to step down in June 2021 after 14 years in the position.

The university plans to conduct a search for his successor. McRobbie, 70, will continue leading IU through this academic year, in which the school must contend with the unknowns presented by the pandemic.

McRobbie came to IU in 1997 from his native Australia as the school’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. Now a U.S. citizen, he was appointed vice president for research in 2003 and named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for IU Bloomington in 2006.

McRobbie became IU’s 18th president on July 1, 2007. He is one of the longest-serving university presidents in the country.

IU serves more than 91,000 students across seven campuses and has a budget close to $4 billion.

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