Board of Trustees announce 12th President of Indiana State University

Deborah J. Curtis, current provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, will be recommended for appointment.

Posted: Nov. 9, 2017 11:39 AM
Updated: Nov. 9, 2017 2:33 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Officials have named who will be the 12th President of Indiana State University.

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Deborah J. Curtis, current provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, will be recommended for appointment.

“I am very pleased to announce my intention to recommend the appointment of Deborah Curtis as our next president. Dr. Curtis brings a breadth of experience from her roles at Central Missouri and Illinois State, and I am confident she will build upon the tremendous success that has been achieved in the past 10 years and advance Indiana State to even greater heights,” David Campbell, chair of the ISU Board of Trustees said.

Curtis was selected following a national search, which drew more than 70 candidates.

“My husband and I are just delighted with this opportunity to become part of the Indiana State University community,” Curtis said.

Curtis will be the second Indiana State graduate and the first woman to serve as president of Indiana State

Campbell indicated the trustees will vote to confirm Curtis’ appointment during a 1 p.m. special meeting on Nov. 15 in the State Room of Tirey Hall. Following the meeting, the trustees will host a reception to formally welcome Curtis and her husband, Lynn, a retired school superintendent. She is expected to assume her duties in early January. Curtis and her husband plan to live on campus in Condit House.

Curtis will succeed Daniel J. Bradley, who will step down from the presidency on Jan. 3 after nine and a half years of service.

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