Communications & Marketing

Speakers Bureau

Indiana University East has a deep commitment to serve east central Indiana and west central Ohio through education, economic and cultural development. The faculty and staff of IU East are available to community and service organizations to provide their expertise in a diverse variety of topics through the Speakers Bureau.

Members of the Speakers Bureau are proficient in their field, scholastic endeavors in research or creative projects, and can provide engaging messages through their knowledge and expertise.

If you would like to request a member of the Speakers Bureau to be a part of your organization’s event, free of charge, or additional speakers that meet the interests of your organization, contact the Office of External Affairs at (765) 973-8202 or email

Featured speakers from IU East include:

  • Kathryn Girten, Chancellor
    • University updates and news; community partnerships; and trends in higher education
  • Jason Troutwine, Vice Chancellor of External Affairs
    • University updates and news; fundraising; and community partnerships
  • Karen Clark, Dean School of Nursing
    • Community health topics; current trends in health care; Navajo health and culture; and future of nursing
  • Jerry Wilde, Interim Dean of the School of Education
    • Cognitive behavior therapy with children and adolescents; frustration tolerance; and current trends in education
  • Frances Yates, Director of Campus Library and liaison for service-learning
    • Community partnerships; service-learning initiatives; creativity for innovation and change; academic outreach for K-12; and library services
  • John Dalton, Director of Communications and Marketing
    • Engaging an audience through social media
  • Joe Griffin, Director of Athletics
    • Red Wolves athletics news and events
  • Rebeckah Hester, Director of Campus Life
    • Student life on campus and in the community
  • Molly Vanderpool, Director of Admissions
    • College preparedness and application process
  • Liz Ferris, Career Services and Experiential Learning Coordinator
    • Professional resume writing, internships and careers
  • Amy Jarecki, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Financial wellness