The University of Indianapolis has announced the university’s tenth president.
“I’d like to introduce to you the 10th, president of the University of Indianapolis, President-Elect, Dr. Tunuja Singh,” Vice Chair of the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees Deborah Daniels said.
In a press conference Tuesday morning, students, faculty and staff welcomed the newly elected president replacing Interim President Phil Terry.
According to Daniels, the university received over 100 applications and nominations for the position. However, she says Singh stood out from all the rest.
“Dr. Singh stood out for her deep understanding of how academia, industry and how the larger community should work together to create positive outcomes and address the challenges facing both students and the higher education systems in today’s environment,” Daniels said. “As well as her ability to understand and respond effectively to both challenges and opportunities in her previous roles.”
Singh’s resume includes serving as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Loyola University New Orleans, Dean of the School of Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a department chair of marketing at Northern Illinois University.
Singh said she joined UIndy because of the university’s commitment to developing students who are skilled, care about the community they live in and develop solutions to issues.
“There is a sense of purpose. Yes, we want you to succeed. Yes, we want you to get great jobs. But most of all, we want our students to make a difference in the world they live in. We want them to be good citizens. We want them to ask bigger questions that society is seeking answers for,” Singh said.
Singh will officially assume the role on July 1, 2023.