Former U.S. Sen. and Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh and former U.S. Sen. and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats will join IU, according to a press release from IU.
Bayh will work through the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and is being appointed as a distinguished scholar and executive at large. Coats will work at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and is being appointed as a distinguished scholar and ambassador at large, according to the release.
The two will partner together to support the master’s degree in international affairs, a joint one-year degree shared by the O’Neill School and HLS.
Bayh served two terms as Indiana governor from 1989 to 1997 and two terms as a U.S. senator from 1999 to 2011. He served on multiple committees, including Armed Services, Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Senate Intelligence.
In the Senate, Bayh worked to seek consensus on financial services reform and health care, according to the release. As Indiana governor he sought out welfare reform.
Coats was Indiana’s representative in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 1989 and in the U.S. Senate from 1989 to 1999 and 2011 to 2017. He was an ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2005, as well as the director of national intelligence from 2017 to 2019.
Coats was a member of multiple committees such as the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. According to the press release he focused on issues of national security, health care, education and human resources in the Senate.