Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences David Daleke will become dean of the Indiana University Graduate School Bloomington, a new campus role, the IU Office of the Provost announced Tuesday.
The dean’s selection follows the restructuring of the Indiana University Graduate School in 2022, which was separated into two graduate schools serving the IU- Bloomington and IUPUI campuses, according to the press release.
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“I am very excited and humbled by this opportunity to lead the new IU Graduate School Bloomington,” Daleke said in an Office of the Provost press release. “This is a tremendous opportunity to address the distinctive needs of graduate education on the Bloomington campus, and I look forward to our continued collaborations and to new directions for the Graduate School.”
Daleke was named associate dean of the IU Graduate School in 2005 and interim dean of the IU Graduate School in July 2022. In addition to serving as vice provost for graduate education and health sciences since 2013, Daleke is also a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the IU School of Medicine in Bloomington.
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As part of the Task Force for Graduate Education, Daleke helped raise stipends for graduate workers from a minimum $15,000 to $22,000, waive international graduate student fees, increase mentoring and training opportunities and boost health benefits for graduate students in 2022. He has also led projects focused on improving Ph.D. education at IU, such as IU’s participation in the Association of American Universities Ph.D. Education Initiative, which supports students with diverse educational interests and needs within doctoral education. Additionally, Daleke contributed to the planning and design of the Health Sciences Building of the Regional Academic Health Center.
Daleke earned a bachelor’s of science in chemistry and biology and a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Stanford University. Before coming to IU in 1988, he conducted research as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at San Francisco.