Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will present the annual State of the University address at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Campus Center Theater at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
In keeping with the Faculty Constitution and IU tradition, the University Faculty Council invites the president each year to report on the state of the university. McRobbie is expected to discuss the university's progress toward goals and initiatives outlined in the university's Bicentennial Strategic Plan and preparations for IU's bicentennial celebration in 2019-20.
McRobbie became IU's 18th president of Indiana University on July 1, 2007. He joined the university in 1997 as vice president for information technology and chief information officer and was appointed vice president for research in 2003. He was named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs for IU's Bloomington campus in 2006 and became president the following year. As president, McRobbie has refocused IU around six Principles of Excellence: an excellent education, world-class research and scholarship, an outstanding faculty, enhanced international engagement, excellence in health sciences, and engagement.