Indiana University looks to Mark Canada to build on IU Kokomo’s legacy of exceptional teaching and scholarship, student-focused educational excellence, and community engagement, installing him as its eighth chancellor in a ceremony Friday, October 21, in Havens Auditorium.
IU President Pamela Whitten noted that Canada continues the campus’s tradition of excellent leadership, citing in particular the IU Kokomo Experience and You, or KEY program, the distinctive experiential learning program developed during his tenure as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.
“Mark knows and understands the mission of the regional campuses and has been a champion for student engagement and other important initiatives during his time at IU Kokomo,” she said. “Under the leadership of Chancellor Mark Canada, I am confident that the IU Kokomo campus, and the entire region, can look forward to even bigger, better, and brighter days ahead.”
More than 200 students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members, and community friends attended the event, formalizing Canada’s appointment that began August 15.