On September 23rd, 2009 Chancellor Emeritus Gerald L. Bepko was awarded the IUPUI Chancellor's Medallion by his successor, Chancellor Charles R. Bantz during the 40th Anniversary Breakfast Celebration for his continued support of IUPUI. Bepko started his career at Indiana University in 1972 teaching law at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis.
Gerald L. Bepko
In 1981 Bepko became dean of the law school before being appointed as IUPUI's third Chancellor from 1986 to 2002. Under Bepko's leadership, IUPUI went through tremendous growth. Enrollment grew by nearly 25 percent, external support for faculty activities grew from $38 million to $200 million and he unified the campus by moving all the schools to West Michigan Street. In 2003, Bepko concluded his appointments as an executive of Indiana University by serving as Interim President. Bepko continues his devotion to the university by conducting research and teaching at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and staying involved in a variety of consultative roles and community service.