IU professor John Applegate appointed as interim provost

BLOOMINGTON – IU President Michael McRobbie has appointed Indiana University’s current Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, John Applegate, as interim executive vice president and IU Bloomington provost.

John Applegate

Applegate will replace Provost Lauren Robel, who announced her retirement beginning June 30.

Applegate will serve from July 1, 2021, until a date to be determined by the new IU president, who will decide how to fill this position permanently.

Applegate is no stranger to the IU campus. He is the James L. Calamaras Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law and has been an outstanding administrator in the school, on the Bloomington campus, and within the whole university for more than 20 years. Applegate also serves as executive vice president for University Academic Affairs, where he is responsible for the regional campuses, university academic affairs, online education, public safety, and institutional assurance, and university student services and systems areas.

In this interim role, Applegate will continue to be responsible for the public safety and institutional assurance and the university student services and systems areas.

 Sue Sciame-Giesecke

McRobbie appointed IU Kokomo Chancellor Sue Sciame-Giesecke as interim executive vice president for University Academic Affairs from July 1, 2021, until Applegate returns to this portfolio or other arrangements are made.

Sciame-Giesecke is professor of communication arts at IU Kokomo and has also been an excellent administrator on the campus for many years. As IU Kokomo chancellor since 2014, she is the senior regional campus chancellor. In addition to her responsibilities for the regional campuses, in this interim role Sue will also be responsible for the university academic affairs and online education areas.