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IU's Brad Wheeler Retiring from Administrative Roles

Brad Wheeler is retiring from his post as Indiana University's vice president for IT, CIO and vice president for communications and marketing and returning to the faculty of the institution's Kelley School of Business.

Wheeler began his tenure at IU in 1996 as a professor of business information systems. He has led Information Technology at the university since 2007, and in 2018 stepped forward to serve concurrently as vice president for communications and marketing.

"I want to thank Brad Wheeler for nearly 20 years of outstanding service to Indiana University in his various administrative roles," said IU President Michael A. McRobbie, in a statement. "For 13 years he has led the development of information technology at IU with great skill and energy and has become recognized as one of the finest CIOs in the country. In this role, he continued to establish IU as one of the leading public research universities in the country for the uses and applications of IT."

Wheeler will be succeeded by Karen Ferguson Fuson as vice president for communications and marketing, and Rob Lowden as vice president for IT and CIO.

"Indiana University is extremely fortunate to have two such enormously talented individuals able to step immediately into each of Brad's two roles," continued McRobbie. "This will ensure we do not miss a beat at such a crucial time when the university is dealing with the uncertainly and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and with the important diversity issues highlighted nationally in recent weeks. These will require highly effective communications and marketing, as well as a bedrock of excellent IT for teaching and research."

The university has also appointed Anastasia "Stacy" Morrone, professor of educational psychology and associate vice president for learning technologies, as deputy CIO.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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