IUPUC's 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years in Columbus

From the beginning as IUPUI Columbus, without a campus site or degree programs, to becoming a degree granting campus at the airpark campus in Columbus, Indiana. IUPUC has become home to students, faculty, and staff in the south-central Indiana region and a staple institution of higher education with a small campus environment.

Learn more about significant people, places, and events that have shaped IUPUC below.

A History in Images

See how the campus has evolved over the years.


The history of IUPUC in through the eyes of its leaders

IUPUC has changed a lot in fifty years. Hear from those who have shaped the campus from its humble beginnings to the vibrant center of learning that it is today.

Emerson Gilbert

Paul Bippen

Nasser Paydar

Jay Howard

Marwan Wafa

Laurence Richards