Phylis Lan Lin, who is retiring after 45 years of service to the University of Indianapolis, is known by multiple titles: professor of sociology, executive director of University of Indianapolis Press, director of Asian programs and associate vice president for international partnerships. She was also the driving force behind the creation of the Phylis Lan Lin Department of Social Work.
Dr. Lin joined the University faculty in 1973 with a passion for enhancing diversity and internationalization on campus. She played an integral role in forming accredited partnerships with Chinese institutions and establishing the Chinese Student Alumni Association, making frequent trips overseas to forge new relationships. Most recently, Dr. Lin was recognized at the Zhejiang Yuexiu University and Ningbo Institute of Technology commencements for outstanding service and was also appointed as the director of the Center for Research and Planning by the president of Assumption University.
“We are incredibly proud of Dr. Lin’s achievements. She is one of the hardest working members of our department and an integral part of our team. We are grateful for her fantastic 45 years of service,” said Amanda Miller, associate professor and chair of sociology.