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About Indiana University's 19th president

What they're saying

Read what people are saying about IU President-elect Pamela Whitten.

 

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At a time when students face unparalleled challenges, Pamela’s commitment to student success and her prioritization of student health and well-being made her the standout candidate during a rigorous worldwide search.

Molly Connor IU trustee and student

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If you believe as we believe, diversity and inclusion matters and as such it requires 
priority attention from all of us across higher ed institutions and our nation, Pamela has proven leadership in developing and executing successful programs and initiatives to promote and increase diversity among students and faculty.

 

Quinn Buckner IU trustee

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On behalf of the IUPUI campus, I am pleased to welcome Pamela as the 19th president of Indiana University.  Considering her extensive experience and strategic leadership in higher education, Pamela is well positioned to continue the great strides in education and research that Indiana University has made over the course of President McRobbie’s 14-year tenure, including our local impact and global reach.

Nasser H. Paydar Chancellor, IUPUI

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Beyond academic accomplishments alone, she has a strong history of creative initiatives and working with faculty to advance their interests, including both research and teaching.

Rick Van Kooten Executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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Pamela emerged as a clear choice among a strong group of candidates. She is an engaging and collaborative leader who will bring focused passion to the presidential role.

Melanie Walker IU trustee and search committee chair