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A visionary scholar, President Pamela Whitten is Indiana University's 19th president.




A historic inauguration

Find out more about the IU community's celebration of President Whitten's inauguration and this significant milestone in the university's history.

Inauguration celebration

Welcome from President Whitten

Welcome to Indiana University, a leading public research university with a worldwide reputation for delivering outstanding education. 

From the moment students step onto one of our campuses or log on to IU Online, they become part of a more than 200-year-old tradition of excellence. Our faculty and staff are passionate about helping students achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations through the more than 930 academic programs offered across our university. IU is home to a world-class business school, the world’s first school of philanthropy, the nation’s largest medical school and the country’s first school of informatics. Countless other programs are ranked among the world’s best.

One of our greatest strengths is our people. Our campuses are culturally rich communities where students, faculty and staff represent all U.S. states and more than 160 countries. They’ve helped IU build a global reputation as a research powerhouse, while also working to better the state and communities we call home.

I am honored to serve as president of this great university, and I’m looking forward to all that we can accomplish together. 

— Pamela Whitten

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Giving President Whitten a warm welcome

Students, faculty and staff from IU campuses across the state welcome President Whitten to IU as she takes the helm of one of the nation's leading research universities. 

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Pamela Whitten named 19th president of IU

The Indiana University Board of Trustees named Pamela Whitten as the university's 19th president in April.

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