Media advisory: McRobbie to deliver State of the University address

  • Sept. 30, 2015


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie will present the annual State of the University address at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Whittenberger Auditorium at the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. Seventh St. in Bloomington.

McRobbie is expected to discuss the university's accomplishments and goals as outlined in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan, approved by the IU trustees in December 2014; and the recently launched For All: The Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign.

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. All members of the IU community and the general public are invited to view the address in person or via live-stream broadcasting at or on IU Bloomington campus cable channel 32. A reception will follow in the IMU University Club President's Room.

McRobbie's address will also be available for viewing the following ways:

  • On tape delay at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 on Digital Multicast Broadcast Channel WTIU-World 30.2 and on Comcast/Xfinity Cable Channel 17 or Channel 419 in Bloomington or where available.
  • On tape delay at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on Digital Multicast Channel WTIU-HD 30.1, on WTIU Comcast/Xfinity Cable Channel 5 or on Channel 1022 in Bloomington or where available.
  • Via archived broadcast, available soon after the address, at

McRobbie became the 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.

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