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Elsenbaumer Named as Chancellor of Purdue's Fort Wayne campus

Ronald ElsenbaumerWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Ronald Elsenbaumer, special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a Purdue University alumnus, has been named the next chancellor of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, effective Nov. 1.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Thursday (Sept. 21) announced Elsenbaumer will replace Vicky Carwein, who will retire after serving as IPFW chancellor since 2012. Purdue trustee Gary Lehman led the search committee, which identified four finalists who made campus presentations in July.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome Ron back to Purdue,” said President Mitch Daniels. “He brings an exceptional blend of academic and industry experience, and he’ll need it to lead the campus in new directions at a pivotal moment in its history.

“Our positive reaction to his impressive credentials was reinforced by the overwhelmingly favorable feedback we received from faculty, staff and students who met him during his trip to campus.”

Elsenbaumer will take the helm of the Fort Wayne campus as it transitions from shared governance between Purdue and Indiana universities.