Governor Daniels Appoints Chancellor Emeritus Bepko to Commission for Higher Education
On August 1, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced four appointments and one reappointment to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, including Indiana University School of Law professor and former dean and former IUPUI Chancellor, Gerald L. Bepko. "These individuals bring a wealth of experience with both higher education and the communities and economic environment of the state," said Daniels. "Education beyond high school will be almost mandatory to hold a good-paying job in the Indiana of tomorrow. We will look to this board to promote and demand true excellence from our universities in both their academic and economic development missions." Bepko will serve a four-year term. The other members appointed were Debra Cook, Christopher J. Murphy, III, Kenneth L. Sendelweck, and Michael L. Smith. Bepko is chancellor emeritus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the inaugural director of the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at IUPUI and was formerly the interim president of Indiana University. He earned his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University, his doctorate of jurisprudence at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his master of laws degree from Yale Law School. He will serve as an at-large member. The governor appoints twelve members, one from each of Indiana's nine congressional districts and three at-large members, to serve terms of four years. In addition, one student and one faculty representative are appointed for terms of two years.