Sociology Chair Amanda Miller receives 2018 Goode Book Award


Amanda Miller, associate professor and chair of sociology, recently received the 2018 Goode Book Award for Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships, a book she co-authored with Sharon Sassler of Cornell University. The William J. Goode Book Award is the most prestigious book award in the field of family sociology. The award will be formally given at […]

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John Kuykendall Named Dean of the School of Education


John Kuykendall, III, Ph.D., was appointed dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2018. He most recently served as a tenured associate professor of education and as the director for the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. In his administrative role at Little Rock, he oversaw 27 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in […]

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Ron Wilks Named Vice President of Enrollment Management


Ron Wilks was promoted to Vice President of Enrollment Management, effective July 1, 2018. He has worked at the University since the summer of 1991 under the leadership of Mark Weigand. He also completed an undergraduate degree in history and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis. “As I thought about how to go about finding […]

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Executive Vice President Mark Weigand Retires


After more than 38 years of service to the University of Indianapolis, Mark Weigand, executive vice president for campus affairs and enrollment services, has retired. Weigand served as an architect of the University’s enrollment and financial aid programs that have produced records in each of the years he has been in office. His accomplishments significantly contributed to recruitment efforts during […]

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Debra Feakes Named Dean of The Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences


Following an extensive national search, Debra Feakes was appointed dean of the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences. In her role, which began July 1, 2018, Feakes oversees nearly 150 faculty from undergraduate and graduate programs in 16 departments, as well as the R.B. Annis School of Engineering. Feakes, a tenured full professor, previously served as the associate chair of […]

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Embracing the Strength of Diversity

Sean Huddleston, Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, began in June 2017 and begins to make rounds meeting folks on Monday, June 12, 2017.  (Photo:  D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

Sean Huddleston joined the University of Indianapolis leadership team in June 2017 as vice president for Office of Equity & Inclusion, a position dedicated to leading and enhancing a university-wide culture of diversity. He will work with the campus and surrounding communities to maintain the University’s historical traditions of equity. This Cabinet-level position reports directly to the Office of the […]

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Bowtie Goodbye: David Wantz Retires

Retirement reception for David Wantz in Esch Hall Atrium  on Thursday, June 1, 2017.  (Photo:  D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

As part of an illustrious career, David Wantz, known for his bowties, has helped to integrate the University into the surrounding neighborhoods and define the campus as an anchor in the community. After 35 years, Wantz retired in June to become the president of Independent Colleges of Indiana. At UIndy, he served as executive vice president and Provost, professor of […]

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Welcoming Stephen H. Kolison, Jr., University Executive Vice President & Provost

The UIndy community gathered in Schwitzer to welcome incoming Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Stephen Kolison, Jr.  on April 5, 2017. Kolison walked the room, was introduced by President Rob Manuel and delivered remarks to faculty and staff.  (Photo by D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

In April, the University community welcomed Stephen H. Kolison Jr., as executive vice president and provost, serving as the institution’s chief academic officer. Kolison brings to the role an effective record of research and implementing system-wide policies to increase degree productivity, expand learning opportunities including non-traditional students and foster innovative and effective teaching methods to increase student learning and educational […]

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Norma Hall Named Dean of the School of Nursing

Norma Hall, who has served as an assistant professor and director of the Graduate Nursing Program, was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Indianapolis in May 2017 after a competitive national search. She had served as interim dean since mid-December 2016. “We are excited about the vision and leadership that Dean Hall brings to this […]

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