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Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to serve as Kelley School’s Poling Chair

Former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams will serve as the Poling Chair for the Kelley School of Business.  

Adams will visit Bloomington Oct. 5-7 where he will meet with undergraduate and graduate students in Kelley’s Center for the Business of Life Sciences, according to a News at IU article. He will also meet with professors, Kelley’s Fry Scholars and the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives. 

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The Poling Chair was created in 1993 by Harold Poling, a Kelley School alumnus. Those who hold the position are tasked with stimulating discussions on leadership, economic growth and the interaction between businesses and government. 

Adams served as U.S. Surgeon General from September 2017 to January 2021 under the Trump Administration. He also served as Health Commissioner of Indiana from October 2014 to September 2017. 

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Former Poling Chairs have included Mae C. Jemison, the first Black female astronaut, movie director Kristin Hahn and Elizabeth Acton, former Vice President of Ford Motor Company. 

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