Indiana is a U. S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 17th most populous of the 50 United States, its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U. S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, Illinois to the west. Before becoming a territory, various indigenous peoples and Native Americans inhabited Indiana for thousands of years. Since its founding as a territory, settlement patterns in Indiana have reflected regional cultural segmentation present in the Eastern United States. Indiana has a diverse economy with a gross state product of $359.12 billion in 2017. Indiana has several metropolitan areas with populations greater than 100,000 and a number of smaller industrial cities and towns. Indiana is home to professional sports teams, including the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and the NBA's Indiana Pacers, hosts several notable athletic events, such as the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 motorsports races.
The state's name means "Land of the Indians", or "Indian Land". It stems from Indiana's territorial history. On May 7, 1800, the United States Congress passed legislation to divide the Northwest Territory into two areas and named the western section the Indiana Territory. In 1816, when Congress passed an Enabling Act to begin the process of establishing statehood for Indiana, a part of this territorial land became the geographic area for the new state. A resident of Indiana is known as a Hoosier; the etymology of this word is disputed, but the leading theory, as advanced by the Indiana Historical Bureau and the Indiana Historical Society, has "Hoosier" originating from Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee as a term for a backwoodsman, a rough countryman, or a country bumpkin. The first inhabitants in what is now Indiana were the Paleo-Indians, who arrived about 8000 BC after the melting of the glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. Divided into small groups, the Paleo-Indians were nomads, they created stone tools made out of chert by chipping and flaking.
The Archaic period, which began between 5000 and 4000 BC, covered the next phase of indigenous culture. The people developed new tools as well as techniques to cook food, an important step in civilization; such new tools included different types of spear knives, with various forms of notches. They made ground-stone tools such as woodworking tools and grinding stones. During the latter part of the period, they built earthwork mounds and middens, which showed that settlements were becoming more permanent; the Archaic period ended at about 1500 BC, although some Archaic people lived until 700 BC. The Woodland period commenced around 1500 BC. During this period, the people created ceramics and pottery, extended their cultivation of plants. An early Woodland period group named the Adena people had elegant burial rituals, featuring log tombs beneath earth mounds. In the middle portion of the Woodland period, the Hopewell people began developing long-range trade of goods. Nearing the end of the stage, the people developed productive cultivation and adaptation of agriculture, growing such crops as corn and squash.
The Woodland period ended around 1000 AD. The Mississippian culture emerged, lasting from 1000 AD until the 15th century, shortly before the arrival of Europeans. During this stage, the people created large urban settlements designed according to their cosmology, with large mounds and plazas defining ceremonial and public spaces; the concentrated settlements depended on the agricultural surpluses. One such complex was the Angel Mounds, they had large public areas such as plazas and platform mounds, where leaders lived or conducted rituals. Mississippian civilization collapsed in Indiana during the mid-15th century for reasons that remain unclear; the historic Native American tribes in the area at the time of European encounter spoke different languages of the Algonquian family. They included the Shawnee and Illini, they were joined by refugee tribes from eastern regions including the Delaware who settled in the White and Whitewater River Valleys. In 1679, French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was the first European to cross into Indiana after reaching present-day South Bend at the Saint Joseph River.
He returned the following year to learn about the region. French-Canadian fur traders soon arrived, bringing blankets, tools and weapons to trade for skins with the Native Americans. By 1702, Sieur Juchereau established the first trading post near Vincennes. In 1715, Sieur de Vincennes built Fort Miami at Kekionga, now Fort Wayne. In 1717, another Canadian, Picote de Beletre, built Fort Ouiatenon on the Wabash River, to try to control Native American trade routes from Lake Erie to the Mississippi River. In 1732, Sieur de Vincennes built a second fur trading post at Vincennes. French Canadian settlers, who had left the earlier post because of hostilities, returned in larger numbers. In a period of a few years, British colonists arrived from the East and contended against the Canadians for control of the lucrative fur trade. Fighting between the French and British colonists occurred throughout the 1750s as a result; the Native American tribes of Indiana sided with th
New Castle, Indiana
New Castle is a city in Henry County, Indiana, 44 miles east-northeast of Indianapolis, on the Big Blue River. The city is the county seat of Henry County. New Castle is home to the largest high school gymnasium in the world; the city is surrounded by agricultural land. In the past, it was a manufacturing center for the production of sheet iron and steel, caskets, scales, pianos, handles, lathes and flour. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,114. New Castle Correctional Facility, with a capacity of over 3,500 inmates, is located just north of the city. New Castle was platted in 1823, named after New Castle, Kentucky. A post office was established at New Castle in 1823; the Maxwell Automobile Factory owned and operated by Chrysler Motor Corp. was, at the time of construction in the first part of the 20th century, the largest automotive manufacturing plant in the world. The Chrysler Enclosure, Gen. William Grose House, Henry County Courthouse, New Castle Commercial Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
New Castle is located at 39°55′25″N 85°21′54″W. According to the 2010 census, New Castle has a total area of 7.311 square miles, of which 7.29 square miles is land and 0.021 square miles is water. New Castle has a seven-member city council chaired by the mayor. One council member is elected from each of the city's five districts and two are elected at-large; the clerk-treasurer and city judge are elected offices. City elections are held every four years in the year preceding presidential elections; the mayor is elected by popular vote and appoints the police chief, fire chief, city attorney, department heads of the various municipal agencies. List of mayors of New Castle, Indiana As of the census of 2010, there were 18,114 people, 7,769 households, 4,660 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,481.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 9,002 housing units at an average density of 1,233.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.1% White, 1.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.6% from other races, 1.8% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population. There were 7,769 households of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 40.0% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,780 people, 7,462 households, 4,805 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,987.5 people per square mile. There were 8,042 housing units at an average density of 1,351.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.37% White, 1.85% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 0.91% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population. There were 7,462 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families. Some 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,688, the median income for a family was $37,463. Males had a median income of $32,624 versus $20,554 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,587. About 10.6% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
New Castle Community School Corporation New Castle Career Center Ivy Tech Community College The Danielson CenterThe city has a lending library, the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Nine of the eleven largest high school gyms in the United States are in Indiana; the largest of these is the New Castle Fieldhouse at New Castle High School. The fieldhouse has a capacity of 9,325; the fieldhouse is notable for a 1961 State Sectional Game between New Castle and Lewisville in which the fans attending the game were snowed in. The next morning food was delivered to the Fieldhouse by a local bakery and a church service was piped into the gym; the gym has played host to the 2006 Indiana Class 3A Basketball Champs and the 2007 Class 4A Volleyball Champions Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is located near New Castle Chrysler High School. Next to New Castle High School is a Powhatan Woodland Native American mound dated to 2000 BP; this mound contains depressions which align to sunrise/sunset during the equinoxes as well as aligning with depressions in similar mounds tens o
Postgraduate education, or graduate education in North America, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree is required, it is considered to be part of higher education. In North America, this level is referred to as graduate school; the organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history. There are two main types of degrees studied for at the postgraduate level: academic and vocational degrees; the term degree in this context means the moving from one stage or level to another, first appeared in the 13th century. Although systems of higher education date back to ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India and Arabian Peninsula, the concept of postgraduate education depends upon the system of awarding degrees at different levels of study, can be traced to the workings of European medieval universities Italians.
University studies took six years for a bachelor's degree and up to twelve additional years for a master's degree or doctorate. The first six years taught the faculty of the arts, the study of the seven liberal arts: arithmetic, astronomy, music theory, grammar and rhetoric; the main emphasis was on logic. Once a Bachelor of Arts degree had been obtained, the student could choose one of three faculties—law, medicine, or theology—in which to pursue master's or doctor's degrees; the degrees of master and doctor were for some time equivalent, "the former being more in favour at Paris and the universities modeled after it, the latter at Bologna and its derivative universities. At Oxford and Cambridge a distinction came to be drawn between the Faculties of Law and Theology and the Faculty of Arts in this respect, the title of Doctor being used for the former, that of Master for the latter." Because theology was thought to be the highest of the subjects, the doctorate came to be thought of as higher than the master's.
The main significance of the higher, postgraduate degrees was that they licensed the holder to teach. In most countries, the hierarchy of postgraduate degrees is: Master's degrees; these are sometimes placed in a further hierarchy, starting with degrees such as the Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees the Master of Philosophy degree, the Master of Letters degree. In the UK, master's degrees may be taught or by research: taught master's degrees include the Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees which last one year and are worth 180 CATS credits, whereas the master's degrees by research include the Master of Research degree which lasts one year and is worth 180 CATS or 90 ECTS credits and the Master of Philosophy degree which lasts two years. In Scottish Universities, the Master of Philosophy degree tends to be by research or higher master's degree and the Master of Letters degree tends to be the taught or lower master's degree. In many fields such as clinical social work, or library science in North America, a master's is the terminal degree.
Professional degrees such as the Master of Architecture degree can last to three and a half years to satisfy professional requirements to be an architect. Professional degrees such as the Master of Business Administration degree can last up to two years to satisfy the requirement to become a knowledgeable business leader. Doctorates; these are further divided into academic and professional doctorates. An academic doctorate can be awarded as a Doctor of Philosophy degree or as a Doctor of Science degree; the Doctor of Science degree can be awarded in specific fields, such as a Doctor of Science in Mathematics degree, a Doctor of Agricultural Science degree, a Doctor of Business Administration degree, etc. In some parts of Europe, doctorates are divided into the Doctor of Philosophy degree or "junior doctorate", the "higher doctorates" such as the Doctor of Science degree, awarded to distinguished professors. A doctorate is the terminal degree in most fields. In the United States, there is little distinction between a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Doctor of Science degree.
In the UK, Doctor of Philosophy degrees are equivalent to 540 CATS credits or 270 ECTS European credits, but this is not always the case as the credit structure of doctoral degrees is not defined. In some countries such as Finland and Sweden, there is the degree of Licentiate, more advanced than a master's degree but less so than a Doctorate. Credits required are about half of those required for a doctoral degree. Coursework requirements are the same as for a doctorate, but the extent of original research required is not as high as for doctorate. Medical doctors for example ar
Cream is the colour of the cream produced by cattle grazing on natural pasture with plants rich in yellow carotenoid pigments, some of which are incorporated into the light, to give a yellow tone to white. Cream is the pastel colour of yellow. By mixing yellow and white, cream can be produced; the first recorded use of cream as a colour name in English was in 1590. BirdsThe cream-coloured courser The cream-coloured woodpeckerMammalsThe cream-coloured giant squirrel Cream is used as a skin tone in some forms of art anime. Men's white tuxedo jackets are a shade of cream or ivory to better stand out against the white dress shirt; the colour cream is used as one of the off-white colours in interior design. The Indiana University Bloomington Hoosiers official colours are crimson; the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers official colours are cream. The University of Oklahoma Sooners official colours are cream. Club America's official Colours are blue. List of colours Tints and shades
Indiana University Southeast
Indiana University Southeast is a public university in New Albany, Indiana. It is a regional campus of Indiana University; the Indiana University Falls City Area Center was established by Floyd McMurray in 1941 as an extension center of Indiana University in New Albany and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Classes were held in classrooms at New Albany High School and Hazelwood Junior High School in New Albany, at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville. In 1945, IU Southeast moved into its own building in Jeffersonville, named the Indiana University Jeffersonville Extension Center; as an extension center, IU Southeast's purpose was to permit freshmen and sophomore students to take classes near their residence before transferring to the Indiana University Bloomington main campus. The Indiana University Jeffersonville Extension Center was renamed Indiana University Southeast during 1968. IU Southeast granted its first degrees in 1968. IU Southeast moved to its current 177-acre campus in New Albany, during 1973.
IU Southeast is located 15 minutes north of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, in suburban New Albany, Indiana, at the edge of southern Indiana's picturesque "knobs,", a region of rolling hills that run parallel to the Ohio River. The campus spreads over 180 acres just north of I-265 in Southern Indiana; the Greater Louisville Regional Japanese Saturday School, a Japanese weekend supplementary school, is affiliated with IUS's Japan Center. It holds its classes at Hillside Hall. IU Southeast is best known for its bachelor's degree programs in business and education; the university offers over 55 degree programs, including master's, bachelor's, associate's. IU Southeast is organized into seven schools or divisions: the School of Arts and Letters, School of Business, School of Education, Division of General Studies, School of Natural Sciences, School of Nursing, the School of Social Sciences. Several programs on the IU Southeast campus are accredited in specific fields and/or have received regional or national recognition for the work of the students and faculty.
All three professional schools are accredited by the appropriate bodies in their fields. Additionally, the Biochemistry track is the Chemistry Program is accredited by the American Chemical Society. Indiana University Southeast broke ground on its residence halls on June 27, 2007. With the addition of residence halls, IU Southeast is the first full-service public institution in the south-central sector of the state; the five lodge-style residence halls are the first on-campus housing at IU Southeast. The lodges feature one and four bedroom units with each bedroom opening to a central living room; the buildings opened for the fall 2008 semester and now house more than 400 students. The $20.7 million project is a major economic force both locally and across the region. The total impact to the local economy is $44 million and the regional economy gets a boost of nearly $4 million each year. IU Southeast's residence halls were named on Niche's 2016 Best College Dorms list based on records from 1,713 public and private traditional 4-year colleges and universities across the United States.
Niche based its rankings on student reviews and key statistics like average housing cost, housing capacity and student housing crime rate. Indiana University Southeast is served by The Horizon, the student-run multimedia organization at the school; the Horizon is an award-winning publication. The Horizon won the Pacemaker Award in 2015 considered to be the Pulitzer Prize for college journalism. In 2015, the Horizon won the College Media Association's Pinnacle Award for Four-Year Less-Than-Weekly Newspaper of the Year. In 2014 and 2015, Horizon student journalists won more awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Pro Chapter's contests than all other colleges in the metro region combined. All students are able to join The Horizon staff, though students majoring in journalism at IU Southeast are required to work for at least two semesters on The Horizon staff. IU Southeast is the only university in the Louisville metro area to offer a bachelor's degree in journalism. Indiana University Southeast teams are known as the Grenadiers.
The university competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a member of the River States Conference. Men's sports include baseball, basketball and tennis; the women's athletic programs became the IU Southeast's first accredited athletic program when they became affiliated with the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1975–76. In that same year, there was an attempt to affiliate IU Southeast with the NCAA's Division III. IU–Bloomington did not approve this, however, on the grounds that only one IU campus could be affiliated with the NCAA. Thus, steps were initiated to affiliate with the NAIA; these efforts culminated with active membership being attained in 1978. In 1982, the AIAW folded and the NAIA added women's programs to the organization. In time for the 1979–80 season, IU Southeast added an activities building; this facility has a seating capacity of 1,624. There are a number of programs available to students including intramurals, a fitness facility, classes that focus on fitness.
A public university is a university, publicly owned or receives significant public funds through a national or subnational government, as opposed to a private university. Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country to another depending on the specific education landscape. In Egypt, Al-Azhar University was founded in 970 AD as a madrassa, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the world, formally becoming a university in 1961, it was followed by a lot of universities opened as public universities in the 20th century such as Cairo University, Alexandria University, Assiut University, Ain Shams University, Helwan University, Beni-Suef University, Benha University, Zagazig University, Suez Canal University, where tuition fees are subsidized by the government. In Kenya, the Ministry of Education controls all of the public universities. Students are enrolled after completing the 8-4-4 system of education and attaining a mark of C+ or above. Students who meet the criteria determined annually by the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service receive government sponsorship, as part of their university or college fee is catered for by the government.
They are eligible for a low interest loan from the Higher Education Loan Board. They are expected to pay back the loan after completing higher education. In Nigeria public universities can be established by both the federal government and by state governments. Examples include the University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Ibadan, University of Benin, University of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Abia State University, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Gombe State University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Federal University of Technology Yola, University of Maiduguri, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, University of Jos, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, University of Ilorin, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University South Africa has 23 public tertiary educational institutions, either categorised as a traditional university or a comprehensive university. Prominent public South African universities include the University of Johannesburg, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela University, North-west University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of South Africa.
In Tunisia, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research controls all of the public universities. For some universities, the ministry of higher education coordinates with other ministries like: the Ministry of Public health or the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies. Admission in a public university in Tunisia is assured after succeeding in the Tunisian Baccalaureate: Students are classified according to a Formula score based on their results in the Baccalaureate; the students make a wishlist with the universities they want to attend on a state website dedicated for orientation. Thus, the high-ranking-students get priority to choose. Examples of Tunisian public universities: Carthage University, Carthage Ez-Zitouna University, Tunis Manouba University, Manouba Tunis El Manar University, Tunis Tunis University, Tunis Université Tunis Carthage University of Gabès, Gabès University of Gafsa, Gafsa University of Jendouba, Jendouba University of Kairouan, Kairouan University of Monastir, Monastir University of Sfax, Sfax University of Sousse, Sousse There are 40 public universities in Bangladesh.
The universities do not deal directly with the government, but with the University Grants Commission, which in turn deals with the government. Many private universities are established under the Private University Act of 1992. All universities in Brunei are public universities; these are major universities in Brunei: University of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Technological University Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University In mainland China, nearly all universities and research institutions are public and all important and significant centers for higher education in the country are publicly administered. The public universities are run by the provincial governments; some public universities are national. Private undergraduate colleges do exist, which are vocational colleges sponsored by private enterprises; the majority of such universities are not entitled to award bachelor's degrees. Public universities enjoy higher reputation domestically. Eight institutions are funded by the University Grants Committee.
The Academy for Performing Arts receives funding from the government. The Open University of Hong Kong is a public university, but it is self-financed; the Shue Yan University is the only private institution with the status of a university, but it receives some financial support from the government since it was granted university status. In India, most universities and nearly all research institutions are public. There are some private undergraduate colleges engineering schools, but a majority of these are affiliated to public universities; some of these private schools are partially aided by the national or state governments. India has an "open" public university, the Indira Gandhi National Open University, which offers distance education, in terms of the number of enrolled students is now the largest university in the world with over 4 million students. There are private educational institutes in Indonesia; the government (Ministry of Re
Indiana University Kokomo
Indiana University Kokomo is a public university in Kokomo, Indiana. It is a regional campus of Indiana University. IUK serves north its athletics teams are known as the Cougars. In 1932, John and George Beauchamp opened the Kokomo Junior College in the downtown YMCA; the Junior College offered a basic two-year collegiate program. It maintained an average enrollment of 75 students. In 1945, it moved to 508 West Taylor Street, Indiana University's first building in the city of Kokomo. Indiana University Kokomo was established in 1945 as one of several extension centers of Indiana University. Under the first director, Virgil Hunt, who donated millions of dollars to the institution and funded the construction of Hunt Hall, students moved to a new location in 1947. In this location on West Sycamore Street, known as the Seiberling Mansion, an adjacent home, the Elliot House, its two carriage buildings served as the IU Kokomo campus for nearly twenty years. In 1965, IUK moved to its current location, south of historic downtown Kokomo, on Washington Street.
The Main Building, the first building on campus, opened with classrooms, a library, administrative offices, a 908-seat auditorium. In 1980, the East Building - now known for its state-of-the-art Nursing Simulation Lab - was constructed. In 1989, the Kelley Student Center was completed. Six years the modern library was opened. Purdue advisement offices and campus offices are housed in the west wing of the building, where PU:Technology-accredited courses are held. In 2001, Hunt Hall opened, a modern building used for science and math and named after Virgil and Elizabeth Hunt. In 2010, IU Kokomo acquired an off-campus building, once the Kokomo Post Office, it has since been renamed the Fine Arts Building. In August 2013, the Milt and Jean Cole Family Wellness and Fitness Center opened; the 21,000 square-foot facility includes a jogging and walking track, a cardio and strength training area, two multi-purpose rooms, as well as a health studies room and lockers. The center provides the opportunity for expanding Allied Health Programs such as sports medicine and athletic training.
The wellness and fitness center was named after the Milt and Jean Cole family in September 2013 to honor them for their generous donation of $1.25 million to the campus and to show appreciation for the dedication the Cole family has made in enhancing the quality of life in north central Indiana. With their donation, the Cole Fitness Center will be a place that IU Kokomo students and staff will be able to improve their overall physical and mental health for years to come. Virgil Hunt, executive secretary IU Extension Center, August 1945 - April 1956. Virgil Hunt served as the first administrator of the IU Kokomo Extension Center. Smith Higgins, director of IU Extension Center, 1956-1959. Smith Higgins led the extension center and helped transform the many IU extension centers into regional campuses. In February 1959, Higgins took over responsibilities as associate dean of the Extension Division in Bloomington. Victor M. Bogle, chancellor, 1959-1979. Victor Bogle led the conversion of the IU extension center into a campus that offers associate and baccalaureate degrees to IU and Purdue University students.
He oversaw construction of the original campus buildings in the 1960s and helped bestow the first degrees in the 1970s. Hugh Lee Thompson, August 1980-July 1990, Ph. D. Hugh Lee Thompson doubled the size of the campus from 24-48 acres and he constructed the Kelley Student Center, the Purdue wing, the Observatory, he established numerous scholarship endowments, which are the largest offered by the university to this day. He added fourteen Indiana University degrees as well as six Purdue University degrees while he was chancellor. Emita Brady Hill, April 1991-August 1999, Ph. D. Emita Brady Hill helped IU Kokomo grow by being a strong advocate in the building of IU Kokomo's library, Kresge auditorium and the Art Gallery. Ruth Janssen Person, September 1999-August 2008, Ph. D. Ruth Janssen Person helped lead IU Kokomo into becoming a full baccalaureate institution with the addition of bachelor's and master's programs and the elimination of most associate programs. During her tenure, many renovations occurred with classroom improvements, new lecture halls as well as technology making its way into the classroom.
Ruth is credited for overseeing the construction of Hunt Hall, IU Kokomo's award-winning science facility. Stuart Green, interim chancellor, 2008-2010, M. F. A. Stuart Green served 38 years at IU Kokomo. Throughout that time, he served many different leadership roles, he was a chairperson for the Department of Humanities, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, vice chancellor of academic affairs. Michael Harris, chancellor, 2010-2012, Ph. D. Michael Harris led the university through the process of adding 10 new degree programs to the Kokomo campus. Dr. Harris instituted online classes and increased the number of Friday classes offered, he developed an athletic program. The first two sports led the university to a full offering of an athletic program with joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2012. In January 2012, under the leadership of Dr. Harris, IU Kokomo received a $1.25 million gift from Milt and Jean Cole to fund a new wellness and fitness center. At the time, this was the largest cash gift received on IU's Kokomo campus.
The new facility. Susan Sciame-Giesecke, April 15, 2014 – Present, Ph. D. Susan Sciame-Gi