Dr. Latha Ramchand was named inaugural chancellor of IU Indianapolis, and executive vice president of Indiana University, effective February 12, 2024. In addition to her executive leadership role, Chancellor Ramchand will serve on the Indianapolis faculty of the Kelley School of Business as professor of finance. Chancellor Ramchand joins the campus at a pivotal time in its history and brings the energy and vision that will help launch IU Indianapolis as one of the nation’s premier urban research universities.
She comes to IU Indianapolis following her successful tenure as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri (MU), a role she held since 2018. At MU, she focused on student success, overseeing efforts that led to an increase in student retention and graduation rates, undergraduate research, and enhancements to the Honors College. She also launched the roll-out of a new resource allocation model for MU and led the implementation of MU’s strategic plan, which strengthened the research enterprise.