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Two IU Campuses, School Of Medicine Welcome New Deans
Updated July 25, 2017 6:44 AM
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(UNDATED) - Two IU campuses and the IU School of Medicine have welcomed new deans:

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Audra Dowling has joined IU Kokomo as dean of students. The position oversees student life programming and support services including career services and campus diversity; it also administers the Student Code of Conduct. Dowling previously was assistant director of residence life at IU Southeast.

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Hope Davis has been named interim dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend. An associate professor of secondary education, she has served as chair of the Teacher Education Department and has been instrumental in preparing the School of Education for its upcoming accreditation visit.


Naga Chalasani has been named associate dean for clinical research with the IU School of Medicine. An international leader in gastroenterology and hepatology research, Chalasani will help the school increase the number of researchers engaged in clinical trials; encourage faculty participation and leadership in industry-sponsored clinical trials; promote the resources of the IU Clinical Trials Office and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; liaise with hospital partners and pharmaceutical companies; and implement best practices to improve clinical research across the school.

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Mary Bourke will lead the IU Kokomo School of Nursing as interim dean. She will oversee undergraduate and graduate-level classes in the School of Nursing, the campus's largest school. Former dean Linda Wallace retired July 1.


Leah Nellis has been named dean of the School of Education at IU Kokomo. She will lead programs in elementary, secondary, education and special education.

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