Provost Staff

Sarah Booher

Chief of Staff

Phone:
812-856-4188
Email:
sbbooher@indiana.edu

Sarah manages the provost’s office staff and facilitates communication among vice provosts, deans, and directors on the Bloomington campus.  She also coordinates strategic initiatives for the campus and advances the priorities of the provost. 

Deborah Westerfield

Executive Assistant

Phone:
812-855-9785
Email:
dwesterf@indiana.edu

Deborah maintains the provost’s calendar and coordinates his travel, while also providing day-to-day support for the provost and other staff members.

Abby Van Alstine Brown

Executive Secretary and Assistant to Chief of Staff

Phone:
(812) 855-4346
Email:
apvanals@iu.edu

Abby serves as the executive secretary for the Office of the Provost. She welcomes visitors to the office at the front desk and answers the main phone line, in addition to working closely with the Chief of Staff.

Brandi Host

Project Manager

Phone:
812-856-2689
Email:
bmhost@indiana.edu

Brandi manages executive searches and reviews. She also works on special events including the Staff Merit Awards and Retiring Faculty Reception.

Karen Easter

Business Coordinator and Fiscal Liaison to Multidisciplinary Programs

Phone:
812-855-9090
Email:
easterk@indiana.edu

Karen handles Vice Provost Venkat’s schedule, coordinates various special projects, and is a liaison for multidisciplinary programs.

Steph Slone

Communications Generalist

Phone:
812-855-3722
Email:
saslone@iu.edu

Steph supports Provost initiatives through strategic communications planning and graphic design. She runs the Provost social media accounts, manages the websites, facilitates mass email sends, and assists with IU Corps communications.

Jennifer Piurek

Director, Communications and Special Projects

Phone:
812-856-4886
Email:
jpiurek@iu.edu

Jennifer oversees strategic communications for the Office of the Provost. This includes both campus-wide, internal, and public-facing, external communications that align with campus goals and advance the reputation of IU’s flagship campus. Jennifer also serves as a liaison for key internal and external stakeholders, working to ensure effective, engaging, and collaborative storytelling and public affairs initiatives.

Deborah Kremer

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Phone:
812-855-5752
Email:
dlkremer@indiana.edu

Deborah supports Vice Provost Venkat in implementing initiatives related to the campus bicentennial strategic plan.

Dixie Mobley

Wells House Manager and Residence Coordinator of Provost Residences

Phone:
812-856-1090
Email:
dilmoble@iu.edu

Dixie oversees Indiana University Bloomington’s historic Wells House, including event planning and space management.

Haley Semian

Multimedia Project Manager

Phone:
812-855-3840
Email:
hsemian@indiana.edu
Website:
https://provost.indiana.edu/initiatives/2020/index.html

Haley assists Ethan with the coordination and management of photo and video projects. She serves as a liason between campus partners, the multimedia interns, and the Office of the Provost staff to coordinate shoots and keep projects on schedule.

Lana Spendl

Speechwriter and Communications Specialist

Email:
lspendl@indiana.edu

As speechwriter and communications specialist, Lana conducts research; writes correspondence, speeches, and news stories; plans events; and coordinates with schools and units across campus and with the City of Bloomington.

Cassi Winslow-Edmonson

Director, IU Corps

Phone:
812-855-7886
Email:
cmwinslo@indiana.edu

Cassi is the inaugural director of IU Corps, a network that brings people and opportunity together to make positive change in our local communities and beyond.

Student Programming Specialist, IU Corps

Phone:
812-856-0366
Email:
suzallen@iu.edu

Suzanne oversees Volunteer Central, facilitates the IU Corps bi-weekly newsletter, manages targeted email sends, and assists with the new START program. 

Nicole Griffin

Director, Visitor Information Center

Phone:
812-856-4648
Email:
nsg@indiana.edu
Website:
https://visitorcenter.indiana.edu/

Nicole manages the visitor information center and supervises a staff of undergraduate and graduate students.  Additionally, she coordinates campus tours, serves as a liaison to the Bloomington community, and works to provide a welcoming environment for prospective students, visitors, alumni, etc.

Interns & Graduate Assistants

Trinity Travis

Graphic Design and Website Intern

Email:
trtravis@iu.edu

Bella Steimel

Senior Social Media Intern

Email:
iasteime@iu.edu

Maddie Pence

Graphic Design Intern

Email:
mlpence@iu.edu

Evelyn Sanchez

Podcasting and Multimedia Intern

Email:
sancheve@iu.edu

Bhavika Khamesra

DEI and Policy Intern

Email:
bkhames@iu.edu