For international students seeking degrees at Indiana universities and hoping either to gain employment with domestic firms or start their own U.S.-based companies, the next four years promise to be far less angst-ridden and uncertain than the previous.
Maurer bought IBJ Media with a partner in 1990 with a goal of keeping the newspaper under local control. He also co-founded the National Bank of Indianapolis, served as Indiana secretary of commerce and had IU’s law school in Bloomington named in his honor.
Hudnut served an unprecedented four terms as mayor of Indianapolis, racking up an impressive list of accomplishments. He hosted the city’s first NCAA Final Four, presided over the construction of the Hoosier Dome, and lured the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis.
Crawford’s legislative accomplishments included co-authoring the Second Chance Act, which gave those with criminal records a path to rejoin society; creating the Low-Income Housing Trust Fund and the Minority Teachers Scholarship Fund; and supporting the drive to ban the execution of the mentally ill in Indiana. He died in 2015.
The former CEO of Long Electric Co., Shaheen has been active for decades at the University of Indianapolis, Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Symphony, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, where several dinosaurs on the museum’s exterior are named for her and her family.