NEW ALBANY, IN, (Sept. 24, 2012) – After nearly four decades at Indiana University Southeast, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Gil Atnip will retire at the end of September.
“We will sincerely miss his keen insights, thorough knowledge of IU, and his wealth of experience gleaned from 37 years of devoted service to this campus and IU as a whole,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “We wish him the very best that life and good golf can offer.”
A retirement reception for Atnip will be held from 3-5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, in University Center, room 127. At the ceremony, Atnip will receive the title of “emeritus”.
Patterson-Randles announced Atnip’s retirement plans at the annual Faculty/Staff Meeting in early September. It is one of two vice chancellor positions that the University is seeking to fill this year.
The search for Atnip’s replacement will begin shortly but in the meantime, Curt Peters, former IU Southeast dean of Arts and Letters, will serve as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. Peters retired from IU Southeast in 2006. He began his interim duties on a part-time basis on Sept. 17, and will transition to full-time in the spring 2013 semester.
The University is also looking for a new vice chancellor in student affairs. Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ruth Garvey Nix left the University in May. Since then, former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Anne Skuce has been serving as interim vice chancellor for student affairs.
In order to focus increased attention on recruitment, retention, and persistence to graduation, Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles has modified the open position’s responsibilities and title for the new search. The new administrator will be the vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs. A search committee has been formed and the position will be advertised soon.