Schellinger joins Butler University administration

Jim Schellinger was appointed Secretary of Commerce in 2017 and resigned in 2021. (IIB Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Former Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger has joined Butler University in Indianapolis as Ambassador of Global Relations in the Office of the President. Schellinger resigned in March from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. after six years of service, most of that as secretary.

The university says Schellinger will work closely with Butler President James Danko and the Office of Strategic Engagement to elevate the school’s national and global reputation in education.

“Jim Schellinger is uniquely qualified to further enhance the reputation and relationships that have been central to the success of Butler University,” said Danko. “We take great pride in our top ranking in the Midwest and recognize that our rising national and global reputation will be critical to our future growth and success, including expanded opportunities for our students.”

Prior to joining the IEDC, Schellinger served as chairman and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based CSO Architects.

Jim studied at Butler University prior to receiving his architectural degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1984.

“I could not be more excited to join the team at Butler,” said Schellinger. “It will be an honor and privilege to further the global vision and mission of this magnificent university.”


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