University of Indianapolis President Robert Manuel says he's a "bit of a data-head" when it comes to making decisions on the growing campus, which is aiming to be an anchor for its south side neighborhood.
Larry Belcher, an economist by training, will move from Taylor University to lead UIndy's business school, which has nearly 600 undergraduate students and about 140 MBA students. Former dean Sheela Yadav is suing the school for wrongful termination.
New features will include a ground-floor cafe with food service, an outdoor plaza, a 24-hour study lab and a glass-curtain exterior wall on the east side to provide all three upper floors with natural light.
Finances are increasingly challenging for small, private schools, causing many to do whatever is necessary to attract students, particularly students who can afford tuition ranging from $25,000 to $45,000 annually.