Chancellor Charles R. Bantz awarded John L. Krauss the IUPUI Chancellor’s Medallion at Krauss’ retirement celebration on May 13, 2014, in honor of his contributions to the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. Spanning over 40 years, Krauss’ public service includes his tenure as deputy mayor of Indianapolis from 1982 to1991 during the Hudnut administration.
Dr. Krauss joined Indiana University in 1991 as a faculty member within the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He served as founding Director of the IU Public Policy Institute at IUPUI. As director of the institute, he worked with more than 150 local and state governmental units, businesses, foundations, and nonprofit organizations, publishing more than 1,000 reports, articles and briefs to help community leaders and policymakers understand the long-term effects of proposed policy and funding choices. Dr. Krauss helped establish the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations in 1995 and has since served as the commission’s director.
Dr. Krauss continues to serve as a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Public and Environmental Affairs and adjunct professor for the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.