IU Kokomo chancellor appointed IU vice president for regional campuses and online education

BLOOMINGTON – She’s a forward-thinking and collaborative leader. Has a strong track record of supporting student success and has been named Indiana University’s vice president for regional campuses and online education. Her name is Susan Sciame-Giesecke. The current chancellor for IU Kokomo and interim executive vice president for university academic affairs in 2021. She will begin the new role starting May 1st, pending approval of the IU Board of Trustees.

Susan Sciame-Giesecke
IU Kokomo Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke will take on the new role of IU vice president for regional campuses and online education. Photo courtesy of IU Kokomo

This newly formed role provides focused strategic leadership for IU’s five regional campuses and online programs.

Pamela Whitten

“Our regional campuses and our robust options for online learning are pivotal to our mission,” IU President Pamela Whitten said. “Sue will play a critical leadership role in supporting our students and regional campus communities.”

Under her campus leadership, IU Kokomo has seen record-breaking enrollment and graduation rates by launching numerous new undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs. In her role as interim executive vice president, Sciame-Giesecke has been responsible for IU’s five regional campuses and leading collaborative efforts to maximize opportunities for student success. Her responsibilities include university-wide academic initiatives and programs, external academic relations, and online education.

“It is an honor to be selected for this important new vice president role at Indiana University,” Sciame-Giesecke said. “This opportunity will allow me to work with the chancellors as we further the mission of the regional campuses throughout our state and enhance IU Online to best meet the needs of our students.”

Plans related to the chancellor role for IU Kokomo will be shared later this week.

Information: News at IU