IUK Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke Installation Ceremony
September 12, 2014
Sciame-Giesecke, a professor of communication arts, earned a Ph.D. in speech communication from IU Bloomington. She has held numerous leadership and administrative positions at IU Kokomo,
including executive vice chancellor for academic affairs (2011-12); interim vice chancellor for academic affairs (2009-10); interim vice chancellor for administration and finance (January to May 2011);
interim and permanent dean of the School of Arts and Science (2001-09); chair of the Department of Humanities and director of the Freshman Learning Community Program (1998-2006); and assistant vice chancellor
of academic affairs and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (1996-98). She also has led systemwide initiatives, such as the Indiana University Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference (2000-08) and
the Indiana University Faculty Leadership Institute (1996-2002).
She has directed strategic planning initiatives for the Kokomo campus; initiated programs to support student success and retention; launched new degree programs; and overseen the construction of a new wellness
and fitness center, in addition to other facility improvements. Enrollment at IU Kokomo has increased steadily each year for more than three years.