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Michael McRobbie: Helping Rev the State’s Economic Engine

June 15, 2021

Michael McRobbie came to Indiana University in 1997 (from his native Australia) as the school’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. He retires (as of June 30) 24 years later (14 as president) with a long list of accomplishments, including numbers of degrees awarded and amounts of external research funding earned. The approach to regional campuses evolved during his tenure, while the commitment to international opportunities and partnerships accelerated to record levels. Innovation always was at the forefront for the 70-year-old McRobbie, who cites an enormous challenge to American university supremacy in this area. He outlines the role of athletics at a major university – and the “jab” he was able to take at his wife during the 2020 football season.  Learn more: IU Office of the President (https://president.iu.edu) Michael McRobbie (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mcrobbie-6a503838/