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Pamela Whitten takes office as IU’s first female President today

IU President Elect Pamela Whitten speaks April 16 in Neal Marshall Grand Hall. Whitten's official first day as IU's president is Thursday, July 1.
IU President Elect Pamela Whitten speaks April 16 in Neal Marshall Grand Hall. Whitten's official first day as IU's president is Thursday, July 1.

Pamela S. Whitten will take office as IU’s 19th president and as IU’s first female president Thursday. Whitten is replacing IU president Michael McRobbie, who announced plans to retire.

Whitten had been the president of Kennesaw State University since 2018 and previously served as the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost for the University of Georgia. She has also worked in the University of Kansas and Michigan State University medical departments.

She has a Ph.D. in communication studies from Kansas, Master of Arts in communication from the University of Kentucky and a Bachelor of Science in management from Tulane.

Whitten was appointed by the IU Board of Trustees after an extensive search.



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