Greg Rawski is replacing the retiring Russ Kershaw, who has led Marian’s business school since 2010.
Dan Elsener has served in the role since 2001, and has presided over a period of intense growth for the private Catholic university.
The majority of the money comes from Frank D. Walker, chairman emeritus of Walker Information and the Walker Family Foundation.
The college will open adjacent to the Marian campus in Indianapolis, but the institutions will study whether it makes sense to expand to other areas of the state. One location that will be studied is Saint Joseph’s closed campus in Rensselaer.
The college will aim to attract students by offering small class sizes and the opportunity to work part-time while attending school at employers who are working in partnership with Marian.
Sunday’s graduation ceremony includes 43 former St. Joseph’s College students who transferred to Marian after the Rensselaer college suspended operations last year.
The university’s $205 million in big gifts was about two-thirds of the $302.9 million in gifts of $1 million or more given by individuals to Indiana not-for-profits in 2017.
The Indianapolis-based university has big ambitions for boosting the national reputation of its teacher-training program—and it already is more than halfway to its fundraising goal.
Marian University in Indianapolis has one of the largest concentrations of displaced St. Joseph College students in the state.
Almost half of graduating students in Marian University’s novice College of Osteopathic Medicine are choosing to serve residencies in family medicine.
Marian University hopes to attract high-achieving students to its education program by sweetening the pot for those who earn a new state scholarship aimed at retaining teachers in Indiana.
Marian University is facing a lawsuit alleging the school acted with deliberate indifference while one of its professors sexually harassed a male student.
Marian University has raised $15 million through several donations that it will use as part of a $30 million plan to build new facilities on its Indianapolis campus, school officials announced Thursday.
Marian University has found a successor for Dr. Paul Evans, who plans to retire as dean of the school's College of Osteopathic Medicine, which he helped launch in 2013.
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. said the grants are part of its effort to identify and cultivate theologically minded youth who will become leaders in their churches and society.
Rattled by new state teacher ratings, the colleges hope to avoid black eyes, themselves.