By Rachel Terlep
NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will visit the IU Southeast campus and area businesses on Wednesday, March 23, as part of his statewide tour of Indiana.
Dubbed “McRobbie on the Move,” the tour is meant to highlight IU’s connections to the state as a whole, as well as the university’s regional campuses, and further strengthens relationship with business, community and government leaders and local media.
“Our regional campuses are an extremely important part of Indiana University and support our longtime commitment to serve the educational needs of the state,” McRobbie said in November. “Nearly one-third of our total student body are educated at a regional campus and a majority of those students will continue to reside in the area, which plays a significant role in the economic development of that region.”
As part of his day-long visit, McRobbie will meet with state and local business leaders and interact with IU Southeast students, alumni and friends of IU.
“We are delighted to welcome President McRobbie to our beautiful campus,” Chancellor Ray Wallace said. “I am personally excited for the president to meet some of our student leaders and learn first-hand about their involvement in advancing the university’s mission and our campus’s culture.”
McRobbie will tour Samtec Inc. in New Albany and the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville during his visit. He will also speak to members of the southern Indiana and Louisville metropolitan area media to discuss IU’s partnership with southern Indiana communities as the university enters into its Bicentennial era (2020) and the priorities and areas of concern in southern Indiana.
“Southern Indiana is very important to the economic development of the state, as the home of innovative manufacturers like Samtec Inc. and the River Ridge Commerce Center,” Wallace said. “We are happy to have President McRobbie here to see how southern Indiana supports both IU and the state of Indiana as a whole.”
The strong relationship among the Indiana University campuses was demonstrated through the recent agreement between IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis and four other IU regional campuses (including IU Southeast) to create the Indiana University Regional Law Scholars Program.