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At a Glance

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. In February 2014, 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.

UIndy mourns loss of alumnus and trustee


The UIndy community lost one of its pillars Monday, November 16, with the death of Alumnus and University Trustee Ronald “Ron” Strain after an illness. Ron and his wife, Laura, who met as students, joined the University Board of Trustees in 2013. Earlier this year, the University dedicated the Ron and Laura Strain Honors College in their honor following their $1 million gift to support and enhance opportunities for top students to pursue independent study, leadership and service opportunities, and faculty-guided research. A celebration of life ceremony is planned, with details pending. More details ►

Officers

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

John C. Adams

Managing Director
Fifth Third Securities
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2014

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Kevin R. Armstrong

President
Methodist Health Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2009

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Amy Burton

Probation Officer
Marion County Superior Court
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2014

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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

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
C. Garcia and Associates
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

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 Consultant 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
Harrison & Moberly, LLP
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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Vicki F. Perry

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, CPA
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

News Editor
NUVO Newsweekly
Indianapolis, IN

Trustee since 2008

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Richard E. Stierwalt

Civic Volunteer
Las Vegas, Nevada

Trustee since 1998

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Laura Strain

Senior VP Marketing & Public Relations (retired)
U.S. Bank
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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James G. Terwilliger

Vice President
Clinical Services
Montefiore Health System

Trustee since 2014

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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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The UIndy community lost one of its pillars Monday with the death of Alumnus and University Trustee Ronald “Ron” Strain after an illness. Ron and his wife, Laura, who met as students, joined the University Board of Trustees in 2013. Earlier this year, the University dedicated the Ron and Laura Strain Honors College in their honor following their $1 million gift to support and enhance opportunities for top students to pursue independent study, leadership and service opportunities, and faculty-guided research. A celebration of life ceremony is planned, with details pending.