Indiana University East has had a memorable 2015. The campus experienced another record-breaking year in enrollment and the number of graduates who joined the alumni family, celebrated the graduation of an international tennis star and businesswoman, started construction on its fifth building and remembered the legacy of three campus leaders who passed away.
Tom Raper, a longtime friend and devoted supporter of Indiana University East, passed away April 14, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said that Tom believed in the importance of higher education to improve the lives of those living in Wayne County and throughout the region. He had a long-established history with the university including providing student scholarships, serving on the IU East Board of Advisors, and gifting IU East with the largest donation in its 44-year history.
MEDIA ADVISORY: IU East Tom Raper Hall Naming Ceremony
WHAT: The official naming ceremony for the Indiana University East Tom Raper Hall. The naming ceremony honors the contribution of Tom Raper, former Richmond businessman. Middlefork Hall will be renamed in recognition of Raper’s commitment of $2.17 million to support the campus. The gift is the largest in IU East’s history.