The head of the state’s newest public university brings years of White House and Pentagon experience to her position. She hopes to revolutionize our state’s approach to higher education by championing distance learning as key to closing the Hoosier degree gap.
As one of the few women practicing real estate law, she is determined to make life easier for women who follow in her footsteps. She founded IndyCREW, an organization that promotes and supports women in commercial real estate.
The legal director of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she created programs to offer victims immediate protection from the time they enter a hospital and founded the state’s first domestic-violence education program for attorneys.
The dean of Indiana University's School of Nursing, she is a leader in nursing research, service and education. She helped pioneer the treatment of pain in children and founded the Society of Pediatric Nurses.
The Indiana Fever forward founded the Catch the Stars Foundation, which serves 1,500 underprivileged youth in central Indiana every year, and has a leadership role in a number of other charities that benefit children.