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IU Foundation president steps down, will teach at Kelley



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IU Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2020 calendar year and will return to the Kelley School of Business faculty, according to an Oct. 12 press release.  Courtesy Photo

IU Foundation President and CEO Dan Smith will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2020 calendar year and will return to the Kelley School of Business faculty, according to an Oct. 12 press release. 

J T. Forbes, CEO of the IU Alumni Association, will serve as interim president and CEO of the foundation starting in 2021 until a new IU Foundation president is appointed, according to the release. 

Smith served as president and CEO of the foundation for eight years. He led the For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign, which concluded last month, raising nearly $3.9 billion for the university, according to the release. 

The campaign is the 12th largest among all public and private universities and the third largest among public universities in the last 10 years.

Smith is the Clare W. Barker Endowed Chair in Marketing at the Kelley School of Business, where he taught for almost 25 years and served for eight years as dean, according to the release.

Forbes has been on the IUF senior management team for 10 years and was appointed CEO of the IU Alumni Association in 2010. He has served communications, marketing, public affairs and government relations roles at IU and Michigan State University, and has consulted in these areas for other major public research and land grant colleges.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated the size of the For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign. The IDS regrets these errors.

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