Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Kyle Seibert, an IU master’s of public affairs student and former IU student body president during the 2022-23 academic year, to the IU Board of Trustees last week. Holcomb also appointed J. Timothy Morris, a Kelley School of Business alumnus and partner of Proprium Capital Partners, to the board, according to a recent IU press release.
According to Indiana Public Media, Morris will replace Harry Gonso, a former IU football player who was appointed to the board in 2017. Morris will serve a three-year term.
Seibert will take the place of student trustee Kelsey Binion, who is pursuing a doctorate at IUPUI in health commination and has served a two-year term since 2021. Seibert will also serve a two-year term. Both appointees' terms will begin July 1.
Morris is an active member of the Kelley School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and the IU Foundation Board, according to Indiana Public Media.
Along with serving as student body president for IU student government for the 2022-23 academic year, Seibert served on three working groups to contribute to the IU 2030 plan. The IU 2030 plan is a seven-year plan aiming to improve resources and opportunities for students, as well as expand university engagement outside of Indiana. Seibert is also a current committee member for the IU Civic Leaders Center, a living learning center for freshmen who are interested in civic engagement.
According to the IU Board of Trustees, the board is made up of nine members and is supervised by six officers. Three alumni trustees are elected by IU alumni and the rest are appointed by the Indiana Governor. To be appointed for a trustee position you must be an IU graduate, have a petition with two-hundred signatures from IU alumni, a colored headshot photograph, a statement of 300 words or less for ballot materials and a statement of 800 words or less for the election website, according to IU Alumni Association.
The board meets four times a year at different locations across Indiana to discuss the university's financial, physical and human resources needs. All meetings are open to the public to attend.
The IU Alumni Association will be holding elections this year for a trustee position. Trustee Donna Spears will be running for reelection, according to an IU press release. The election opened June 1 and will close at 10 a.m. on June 30. All IU graduates can vote online or by paper ballot.
More information on the IU Board of Trustees can be found here.