Indiana University alumni have the privilege and responsibility to elect 3 of the 9 members of the IU Board of Trustees. Indiana's governor appoints the other six, including a student trustee. All trustees serve three-year terms, with the exception of the student trustee who serves a two-year term. Since alumni-elected trustees serve rotating terms, alumni vote for one each year.This year's candidates running for election are:
- Dr. Jay Asdell of South Bend, IN - DDS'83
- Philip N. Eskew, Jr. of North Webster, IN - MD'70
- Dr. Mike Wilcox of Ellettsville, IN - BS'90, MS'97
In accordance with state law, the annual election is conducted by the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, Brenda Johnson, on the Bloomington campus, with assistance from the IU Alumni Association.
The 2015 IU Trustee Election opened at 12:01 a.m. ET on June 1 and will close at 11:00 a.m. June 30. To learn more about the election and voting, check out the official Trustee Election website.
On Friday, June 5th, Indiana University alumni will host an IU Trustee candidate forum at 4:00 p.m. with the three candidates for the IU Board of Trustees. The forum will be moderated by Mary Catherine Carmichael, Owner, Carmichael Design LLC and Perry Metz, Executive Director, IU Radio & Television Services