REMARKS FROM CHANCELLOR SUSAN ELROD
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Campus Auditorium
ALL-CAMPUS MEETING SLIDE
- Exciting time
- Celebrating the historic bicentennial founding of IU
- Building on our own legacy of 100 years
- I’ve been meeting people
- Listening and learning as much as I can
- Work with you to establish goals and priorities
- Campus is made up of incredible people
- IU South Bend is a special place
- Honored to have the privilege join you
- Only public university in this region
- Anchor as well as a hub for the community
- Education, innovation, opportunity, advancement
- Mission drew me to the university.
PROGRAM/CENTERS SLIDE 2
- I’ve learned a lot about how we are serving this role
- Academic programs and centers
- Services and community-based programs
- Amplify and expand what we do
- Have an even greater collective impact
- Celebrate university awards from last year
They are listed on the screen (read each name).
As I read your name please stand; hold applause until the end.
Unsung Hero Award
Kathi Pie-karski, CLAS
Staff Spirit Award
Savanna Herbert-Annis, Veteran Student Services
Distinguished Teaching Award
Carolyn Schult, Psychology
Distinguish Research Award
Jorge Muniz, Music
IU Bicentennial Professor
April Lidinsky, Women’s and Gender Studies
Catherine Borshuk, Psychology
Hai-yan Yin, Business
Alumni Faculty Legacy Award
Jay VanderVeen, Anthropology
Trustee Teaching Awards
Elizabeth Bennion, Political Science
Peter Connor, Mathematical Science
Jennifer Der-anek, Health Sciences
Lee Kahn, English
Andrea Mel-uch, Communication Studies
Kylie Rogalia-Hafley, Counseling and Human Services
Caren Rossow, Health Sciences
Zachary Schrank, Sociology
Cynthia Sofhauser, Nursing
Yu Song, Mathematical Science
Kathleen Sullivan, Education
William Tourtillotte, Fine Arts
Mihaela Vaj-iac, Mathematical Sciences
Hong Zhuang, Economics
Erinn Kelley, English
ALL-CAMPUS MEETING AGENDA SLIDE
- Speakers who will each say a few words of welcome
- Musical interlude - Dean Marvin Curtis will introduce
- Initial look at my priorities for this year
- Update on some key university issues.
TOM STEVICK SLIDE
- In addition to me, there are other new people
- Interim Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Tom Stevick
Tom brings over 20 years of experience in higher education fundraising to this role. More on his background was posted on the Daily Titan if you are interested. He will help IU South Bend complete the Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign that runs through June of 2020. Please join me in welcoming Tom Stevick.
NEW FACES SLIDE
There are other new faces on campus this year. At this time we have a video that will help you get to know them.
(NEW FACULTY/ STAFF VIDEO PLAYS 5:20)
The video was just a sampling of those who elected to be in it. Let’s have everyone who is new to IU South Bend stand as you are able and be recognized.
PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC SENATE SLIDE
At this meeting we also hear from the leaders four very important groups on campus, the Academic Senate, the Professional Staff Council, the Bi-weekly staff council, and the Student Government Association.
At this time I invite academic senate president Raman Adaikk-ala-van to come to the podium.
PRESIDENT OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF COUNCIL SLIDE
I now invite Professional Staff President Rick Dennie to come forward for his remarks.
(RICK DENNIE SPEAKS)
PRESIDENT OF BI-WEEKLY STAFF COUNCIL SLIDE
I now invite Bi-Weekly Staff President Karrie Jean to come forward with her remarks.
(KARRIE JEAN SPEAKS)
PRESIDENT OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION SLIDE
I now invite Student Government Association President Rodger Pinto to come forward with his remarks.
(RODGER PINTO SPEAKS)
CHANCELLOR’S CABINET SLIDE
At this time I would like to introduce the members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Linda Chen.
Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement Monica Porter.
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Phil Iapalucci. Phil is not with us this morning as he is busy driving his daughter to college.
Interim Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Tom Stevick whom you met before.
Chief of Staff and Director of Communications and Marketing Ken Baierl, who is backstage running the slides.
I appreciate their support and leadership. I also greatly appreciate the support of my assistant, Colleen Hawkins. Let’s give them all a round of applause.
It is a tradition here at IU South Bend that we start this meeting with a performance from the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. For the introduction of this year’s featured performer please welcome Dean of the Raclin School Marvin Curtis.
(PIANO PERFORMANCE BY KETEVAN BADRIDZE)
CHANCELLOR PRIORITIES SLIDE
- Recent Chancellor’s Cabinet Retreat – set priorities
- Enrollment and Retention
- Diversity / Campus Climate
- Campus Engagement
- Community Engagement
- Marketing and Communications
- Budget Process, Education and Alignment
- Bicentennial Campaign and Celebration
I will be forming a transition team made up of campus and community stakeholders to provide me with additional feedback on initial plans and priorities.
I have also invited a consultant, Dr. John Welty, a very experienced retired university president to conduct a transition and organizational review. He visited campus in July and met with a variety of people. He will return again in September to meet with more stakeholders. He will provide a report to me as well as to the Transition Team and campus leaders to contribute to the development of organizational approaches we might consider in order to move the campus forward.
I want to spend the next 10 minutes or so providing an update on important areas of the campus as well as highlight some new activities and bicentennial events you can expect to see on campus.
In addition, the Cabinet has identified the following operating principles that we will use as we move ahead with these priorities this year:
- Growth mindset, which is an orientation towards positive action and development based in the belief that everyone can learn and achieve their dreams.
DR. DAVID YEAGER SLIDE
Great speaker who will help us learn more about how we can adopt a growth mindset for ourselves as a campus, but more importantly for our students.
Dr. David Yeager is an associate professor of developmental psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the Mindset Scholars Network. His presentation is called Grit and Growth Mindset: Why Some Environments Motivate People to be Excellent.
He will be speaking on November 7 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Auditorium. I encourage everyone to attend. There is no cost. There will also be workshops on the following day. Information on how to get tickets will be forthcoming.
- Customer/student service; and taking advantage of a fresh view and new opportunities. In 2018, the campus produced a service statement, which is shown on this slide. These are the principles we as a Cabinet are committed to and I would ask everyone at the university to do the same as we work together in the coming years.
FOCUS ON SERVICE SLIDE
- Focus on quality service or growth mindset
- How can we help our students be successful?
- How can we help the campus grow?
- Service quality statement sets expectations
STRATEGIC PLAN SLIDE
- Next year, we will be developing a new strategic plan
- Met with the Campus Directions Committee
- Thanked them for their efforts.
- Will work on a process to review progress
- Establish a focused set of goals and priorities
- Several challenges but many opportunities
- First priority is enrollment.
- Enrollment encompasses everything we do.
- Starts with marketing and outreach and involves everyone
- Enrollment numbers for the incoming class are holding steady
- Chart on screen
- The best news of the day is retention
- Chart on screen
- Retention from fall 2018 to fall 2019 is looking very good
- 2018 cohort is re-enrolling for this year at a rate of 65.7 percent
- Nearly five percent higher than last year
- The result of the work of many people on campus
COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING SLIDE
Communications and marketing are an important part of enrollment and I want to mention a change that will be occurring in that area. Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chancellor and director of the Office of Communications and Marketing Ken Baierl will be retiring at the end of the fall semester.
Ken has served as chief of staff for the past five years and as marketing director for 15 years. An updated job description has been posted and we are in the process of forming a search committee. The plan is to have someone onboard in time for Ken to share his wisdom and help with the transition. We will keep you posted on the process.
FACILTIES UPDATE SLIDES / WITH BUILDINGS
- The physical environment of the campus is a priority
- Trying to improve and add to the facilities we use for teaching and learning.
NORTHSIDE HALL SLIDE
- Northside Hall the oldest and largest building on campus.
- This summer proactive in cleaning and replacing material
- Improving classrooms, offices and labs
- Cooling tower replacement nearly complete
- Getting bids for replacement of the HVAC system
- $2.5 million project
- Communicate with campus on Northside Hall
ELKHART CENTER SLIDE
- The Elkhart Center remodeling project
- Under budget and on time.
- Will house the speech language pathology and occupational therapy programs.
- This fall the Master of Nursing program is there.
- The Master of Speech Language Pathology program seeking accreditation
- Begin accepting applications next fall.
DATA ANALYTICS LAB SLIDE
- Bids are being reviewed for the Torres Data Analytics Lab
- Education and Arts Building
- Construction will begin in September
- Students be able to do higher level marketing research and analytics.
- Gift from IU South Bend alum Isaac Torres
BUDGET UPDATE SLIDES
- Campus is in a good financial position
- Fiscal Year 2019 year-end close showed a final surplus of $1.2 million
- Total revenues of $66.3 million
- Total expenses of $65.1 million
- Budget surplus will be allocated to projects reviewed by cabinet and Academic Senate Budget Committee
- Focus on enrollment, retention and safety
IU BICENTENNIAL SLIDES
- Celebrating our successes a priority
- IU Bicentennial year
- Campus Bicentennial Committee
- South Bend Cubs baseball game at Four Winds Field on July 1
- Burial of an IU South Bend time capsule
- Exhibit at the South Bend History Museum curated by Professor of Anthropology Jay VanDerVeen
- Dedication of historical markers on campus
- Opportunity to award IU Bicentennial medals
- Buttons available
BICENTENNIAL CAMPAIGN SLIDES
- Another aspect of the Bicentennial is the fundraising campaign.
- Tom Stevick is leading us through the final year of the campaign
- His team:
Dina Harris, director of development
Molly Sullivan, manager of major gifts
- Campaign has raised $27.7 million
- Goal of $35 million
COFFEE WITH THE CHANCELLOR SLIDE
- Monthly Coffee with the Chancellor forums
- Venue for students and employees
- Ask questions and share good news
- Great turnout - 60 faculty, staff and even one student!
- Next on August 28th at 2 p.m. in the meeting space on the 5th floor of the Library.
- Join me on social media
- Twitter! @IUSBChancellor and facebook/IUSBChancellor
HOOSIER SPIRIT / TITAN PRIDE SLIDE
- Move-in Day
- New Student Convocation
- Pick up a Hoosier Spirit/Titan Pride button
- September 10th Installation Ceremony.
ALL-CAMPUS MEETING SLIDE
- I am excited about being here,
- Honored by the opportunity to work with all of you
- Let’s have a great year and GO TITANS!