Board of Trustees 

The control and management of the University of Indianapolis is vested in a Board of Trustees selected from the community, the United Methodist Church, the alumni, and at-large representation from the state and nation. In addition, there are three ex-officio members of the Board: the resident United Methodist bishop of the area, the president of University, and the president of the Alumni Association. 

The essential function of the board is policy-making and goal-setting, the assurance of sound management, and active participation in the provision of necessary funds or other resources as required to support the purpose of the University. The board has ultimate responsibility to determine general, educational, financial and related policies deemed necessary for the administration and development of the University in accordance with its stated goals.

The board has adopted a strategic plan framework for UIndy that represents the collective ideas, values and priorities expressed through Vision 2030 work in 2012-13. The structure identifies measurable outcomes to be achieved through strategic initiatives that were derived from task force recommendations and prioritized by the UIndy Planning Commission. Most recently, the board approved a five-year plan of capital projects and educational enhancements that comprise a $50 million investment in the university and the neighboring community.

Officers

  • Thomas C. Martin, Chair
  • Yvonne H. Shaheen, Vice Chair
  • Stephen F. Fry, Secretary 

Kevin R. Armstrong
Carolyn M. Coleman
Gregory Corsaro
Michael J. Coyner
Deborah J. Daniels
Christopher Doehring
Murvin S. Enders
Stephen F. Fry
Charles J. Garcia
Sue Anne Gilroy
Adolf Hansen
Emmanuel D. Harris

Polly Horton Hix
Barry S. Howard
Charles Edwin Johnston
William R. Kiesel
Robert L. Manuel
Thomas C. Martin
Patricia Polis McCrory
John S. Myrland
Ersal Ozdemir
Robert A. Palmer
Vicki F. Perry 

Dennis J. Reinbold
David Resnick
David G. Sease
Yvonne H. Shaheen
Amber L. Stearns
Laura Strain
Ronald Strain
Philip A. Terry
Larry G. Thompson, M.D.
Michael J. Watkins
Gordon D. Wishard

 

Kevin R. Armstrong

President
Methodist Health Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2009

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Carolyn M. Coleman

Director Federal Relations
National League of Cities
Washington, DC

Trustee since 2000

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Gregory Corsaro

President
Indianapolis Fruit Co. Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2013

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Michael J. Coyner

Indiana Area Resident Bishop
The United Methodist Church
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2004

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Deborah J. Daniels

Partner
Krieg DeVault LLP
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2007

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Christopher Doehring

Vice President, Medical Affairs
Franciscan St. Francis Health
Zionsville, IN

Trustee since 2011

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Murvin S. Enders

Civic Volunteer
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1996

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Stephen F. Fry

Senior Vice President for Human Resources & Diversity
Eli Lilly & Co.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2012

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Charles J. Garcia

President & CEO
Garcia Construction Group, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2009

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Sue Anne Gilroy

Vice President of Development & Executive Director
St. Vincent Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1999

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Adolf Hansen

Owner
Hansen Consulting 
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2011

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Emmanuel D. Harris

Chief Executive Officer
Harris & Associates, LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1996

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Polly Horton Hix

Civic Volunteer
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2004

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Barry Howard  

Barry S. Howard

Co-owner
Fairley and Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2007

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Charles Edwin Johnston

Pro bono consulting for Phoenix area charities
Scottsdale, AZ

Trustee since 2005

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William R. Kiesel

Senior Vice President (retired)
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1976

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Robert Manuel, University of Indianapolis president

Robert L. Manuel

President
University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2012

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Thomas C. Martin 

President
Bloomington Ford
Bloomington, IN

Trustee since 1992

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Patricia Polis McCrory

Partner
Frost Brown Todd
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1995

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John S. Myrland

Senior VP, Community Engagement Executive
Old National Bank
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2006

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Ersal Ozdemir

President & CEO
Keystone Construction Corp.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2010

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Robert A. Palmer

Vice President
FedEx Express
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2007

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Vicki F. Perry

President & CEO
Advantage Health Solutions, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2009

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Dennis J. Reinbold

President & CEO
Dreyer & Reinbold
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2006

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David Resnick

Managing Partner
Katz, Sapper & Miller
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2011

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David G. Sease

Vice Chair & Co-Owner
Sease, Gerig & Associates
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2007

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Yvonne H. Shaheen

CEO (retired)
Long Electric Company, Inc. 
Carmel, IN

Trustee since 1992

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Amber L. Stearns


Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2008

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Laura Strain

 

Senior VP Marketing & Public Relations (retired)
U.S. Bank
Naples, FL

Trustee since 2013

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Ronald Strain

 

Treasurer, VP Finance (retired)
Miller Brewing Company
Naples, FL

Trustee since 2013

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Philip A. Terry

CEO
Monarch Beverage Company
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2012

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Larry G. Thompson, M.D.

Physician (retired)
Allied Physicians Surgery Center
South Bend, IN

Trustee since 1994

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Michael J. Watkins

President
Mike Watkins Real Estate Group
Greenwood, IN

Trustee since 1991

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Gordon D. Wishard

Partner (retired)
Ice Miller, LLP
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 1999

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