Preparing for a Third Century of Excellence
The August 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting
August 8, 2019
Indiana University Bloomington
At Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Indiana University Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel shared a progress report on the Bicentennial Strategic Plan for IU Bloomington.
She recalled IU’s early history, when IU President Andrew Wylie’s family housed the students and classes were taught in just one room -- and then sped up to today, when IU Bloomington sits in the higher education landscape as one of just 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (out of 4,300 four-year degree-granting institutions) on a campus of over 43,000 students, about 3,000 faculty and 6,000 staff.
In addition to new academic spaces, schools, programs and majors, Robel shared that IU Bloomington is now more diverse and inclusive, more engaged throughout Indiana and the world, and more focused on the next generation of research and invention than ever as the university heads into its third century.