IU President Pamela Whitten sent her first message as the university’s president Tuesday, thanking the IU community as she transitions into her role.
“In these first days of my transition, I am witnessing firsthand what you already know. IU is an exceptional university with extraordinary opportunities. Your passion for IU is inspiring, and I appreciate the input you are sharing for our collaborative future,” she said in the email.
The IU spirit will be important while navigating to a return for normalcy, she said. IU used clinical advice during the pandemic, which will continue to be used emerging from the pandemic.
IU will continue to monitor any changes and adjust as necessary to ensure the safety of the community, she said.
“During my first weeks in Indiana, things may seem quiet from my office as I focus on listening and learning. Once we come together to launch the fall semester, I plan to communicate directly through a weekly message to the IU community,” Whitten said.