The IUPUC Board of Advisors (BoA) consists of 27 community members who participate in quarterly meetings with campus leaders and collaboratively assist the campus in its continued growth to be a regional leader providing a best-in-class university experience.

Dave Barker, Chair President & CEO

SIHO Insurance Services

Rick Johnson, Vice Chair Owner, President, & CEO

Johnson Ventures, Inc.

Laurence Richards, PhD Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean IUPUC
James Bickel, MBA President & CEO Columbus Regional Hospital
Tom Bigley, JD Retired Sharpnack Bigley Stroh & Washburn LLP
Kristen Brown, MBA (ex officio) Mayor City of Columbus
John Burnett (ex officio) President and CEO Community Education Coalition
David Elwood, PhD Chairman of the Board Elwood Staffing
Melinda Engelking Delap Retired Engelking Patterns
Harold Force, MS President Force Construction Company, Inc.
Jacquie Franz, MS Retired IUPUC
Cindy Frey (ex officio) President Columbus Area Chamber
of Commerce
Steve Gochenour Market President First Financial Bank
Tom Harmon, MBA President Harmon Steel Company
Jack Hess Executive Director Institute for Coalition Building
Jason Hester, MBA (ex officio) Executive Director Columbus Economic Development Board
Mark Levett, MBA Vice President; CEO, Cummins Foundation Cummins Inc.
Karen Niverson (ex officio) Executive Director Columbus Area Visitors Center
Mary Ann Nunn Administrative Partner Kemper CPA Group, LLP
Srikanth Padmanabhan, PhD Vice President, Engine Business Cummins Inc.
Gil Palmer Agent State Farm Insurance
Greg Pence, MBA Owner Pence Group, LLC
Jim Plump Executive Director Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation
John Quick, PhD (ex officio) Superintendent Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Jill Shedd, PhD (ex officio) School Board Member Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
Gregg Summerville, MBA President Tecumseh Capital Partners, LLC
Tom Vujovich, MPA Retired Pentzer Printing, Inc.
Robert Williams, PhD Retired Centerstone of Indiana
Carol Branson Director Office of Communications and Marketing
Catherine Brown, PhD Division Head & Director Division of Education &
Center for Teaching and Learning
Chad Buehler, MBA President IUPUC Alumni Association Board
Lauren Burch, PhD Interim Director MBA Program
Anna Carmon, PhD Director Communication Studies Program
Naomi Cohenour, MBA Executive Director Office of Administration & Finance
Emily Dill, MLS President Faculty Senate
Gary Felsten, PhD Associate Dean of
Academic Affairs
Office of the Vice Chancellor
and Dean
Joe Fuehne, PhD Director Purdue Polytechnic Columbus
Denise Johnson Jennings, MS Executive Director Enrollment Management/Registrar Services/Dean of Students
Greg Knudson, MA Director Center for Business and Economic Development (CBED)
Tom Lawrence, PhD Program Director Mechanical Engineering
Carla Laymon Executive Assistant Office of the Vice Chancellor
and Dean
Sandra Miles, PhD Director Student Affairs
Joan Poulsen, PhD Director Psychology Program
Matt Rothrock President IUPUC Staff Council
Beth Sharer, DHA Division Head Division of Nursing
Matt Souza, JD Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Strategy Office of the Vice Chancellor
and Dean
Anibal Torres Bernal, PhD Director Mental Health Counseling Program
George Towers, PhD Division Head Division of Liberal Arts &
Division of Science
Beth Van Gordon Chief Information Officer Informaton Technology Services
Brenda Vogel, MBA Director Office of Development and External Affairs
Frank Wadsworth, PhD Division Head Division of Business
Vickie Welsh-Huston, MA Director General Studies Degree Program
Makala Willman President Student Government Association
Kathy Wills, PhD Director English Program
Debbie Winikates, EdD Director Office of Institutional Research and UCOL