DePaul University’s board unanimously voted to select Manuel, 54, at a meeting on April 21 but the decision was not announced until Tuesday. The school said it picked Manuel after “an extensive national search.”
Phillip Terry, who led Monarch Beverage Co. for 30 years, is now lending his business expertise to University of Indianapolis students and alumni through the school’s new Executive in Residence program.
The “Roche Academy” will provide mentors, internships and special curriculum to biology and chemistry undergrads, along with financial incentives and a job offer after graduation.
In a partnership with the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, UIndy criminal justice students will be able to comb through mock crime scenes in a realistic setting.
As enrollment swells, the south-side university is working with a local developer to construct two four-story buildings with capacity for 300 students.
The university will help convert the former Shelby Bowl building into a Books & Brews taproom as part of the school’s efforts to attract more development to the area surrounding the south-side campus.
The program is believed to the first of its kind in the Midwest, providing graduate-level classes on financial, management and development skills.
Robert Manuel has become highly educated in real estate development since arriving almost five years ago as president of the University of Indianapolis.
The university said the gift from the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation “will advance the university’s strategy to address Indiana’s increasing demand for skilled engineers and STEM-related professions.”
A 185-year-old gravesite in the middle of a rural central Indiana road contains the remains of at least seven people, the archaeologist who led an exhumation of the site said Tuesday.
David Wantz, 61, has been picked by Mayor Greg Ballard to serve as the city's interim director of public safety, filling the job vacated by Troy Riggs.
Yvonne Shaheen has donated $5 million to the University of Indianapolis College of Arts & Sciences, university President Robert Manuel announced during commencement Saturday.
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.