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IU Northwest names new chancellor

(photo courtesy of Indiana University Northwest)

GARY, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Indiana University Northwest has selected Ken Iwama as its next chancellor. Iwama, who most recently served as the founding vice president for economic development, continuing studies and government relations at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, will begin his new role Aug. 1.

Iwama succeeds William Lowe, who previously announced he is stepping down from the role.

“Ken Iwama is a skilled, experienced and accomplished administrator with an extensive and diverse portfolio that will position him well to further the growth and vibrancy of the Indiana University Northwest campus,” IU President Michael McRobbie said. “He has demonstrated an especially impressive ability to work collaboratively and successfully with public policymakers, leading educators, and community and economic development organizations.”

Iwama was among four finalists that met with IU Northwest faculty earlier this year. His appointment is subject to formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees.