Chancellor Nasser Paydar

Chancellor Nasser Paydar

Paydar to be appointed IUPUI executive vice chancellor

Paydar to be appointed IUPUI executive vice chancellor

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz has announced Nasser Paydar, chancellor of Indiana University East and professor of mechanical engineering, as IUPUI’s next executive vice chancellor effective June 15, pending approval by the Trustees of Indiana University.

Paydar was selected for the post after an extensive national search, chaired by William Blomquist, dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and professor of political science. Paydar succeeds Uday Sukhatme, who is leaving to become the provost at Pace University.

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IU East chancellor invited to White House discussion on higher education

IU East chancellor invited to White House discussion on higher education

Indiana University East Chancellor Nasser Paydar has been invited to the White House to participate in a roundtable discussion on college affordability and completion with administration officials. The roundtable discussion will be held Friday, March 23.

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IU East’s efficiency and innovation in national spotlight

IU East’s efficiency and innovation in national spotlight

Chancellor Paydar

Indiana University East is being recognized both within Indiana and nationally for creating a new model for higher education that is productive, efficient and of high quality.  IU East’s, growth – a 65-percent enrollment increase over the past four years – innovation, and community college collaboration have garnered national attention.

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Report says IU East offers lessons for regional campuses elsewhere in the country

Report says IU East offers lessons for regional campuses elsewhere in the country

Indiana University East’s growth and recent accomplishments related to efficiency, innovation, and community college collaboration are the focus of a report titled “Regional Campuses’ Contributions to the State and National Higher Education Goals: A Field Report from Indiana with a Case Study of Indiana University East.”  The Indiana Chamber Foundation commissioned the study with support from the Lumina Foundation.  MGT of America, Inc., a national management research and consulting firm, conducted the study.

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IU East awards students during Honors Convocation

IU East awards students during Honors Convocation

Indiana University East celebrated the accomplishments of its students during the annual Honors Convocation held April 15. Chancellor Nasser Paydar presided over the convocation.

“The Honors Convocation is a celebration of excellence.  The academic accomplishments of these outstanding students demonstrate their singular commitment to intellectual exploration and hard work,” Paydar said.  “It is certain that they will carry their academic achievements and ambition into the future and to everything that they pursue.”

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