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IU Southeast honors outgoing Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles

NEW ALBANY, IN, (June 13, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles celebrated her upcoming retirement from the chancellorship at a ceremony June 12.

Friends, family, community members, faculty, staff, and students joined together in the Hoosier Room to celebrate Patterson-Randles’ career. Patterson-Randles is retiring June 30 after 11 years as Chancellor.

IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, right, is presented with a photo collage from Crystal Gunther, chair of the IU Southeast Board of Advisors, as New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, left, and IU Southeast’s incoming Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Uric Dufrene look on. Patterson-Randles was recognized at a retirement ceremony June 12 in honor of her 11 years as Chancellor.

IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles, right, is presented with a photo collage from Crystal Gunther, chair of the IU Southeast Board of Advisors, as New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, left, and IU Southeast’s incoming Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Uric Dufrene look on. Patterson-Randles was recognized at a retirement ceremony June 12 in honor of her 11 years as Chancellor.

About 150 people attended the ceremony where Patterson-Randles received the President’s Medal for Excellence in recognition of sustained excellence in service, achievement, and leadership from IU President Michael A. McRobbie.

“The tenure of IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra Patterson-Randles has been distinguished by bold innovation, tireless public service, and an unswerving commitment to excellence,” McRobbie said.

Patterson-Randles was recognized for her service by university administration and the IU Southeast Board of Advisors. Additionally, New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan proclaimed June 12, 2013 as “Sandra R. Patterson-Randles Day.”

“I view this as the Pony Express,” Patterson-Randles said. “This leg of journey is over and it’s time for me to get on a new horse and ride in a new direction. Thanks for being great trailmates and thanks for a great ride.”

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