Alumnus Patrick Shoulders, '78, Re-elected to IU Board of Trustees
On June 30, IU graduates re-elected law school alumnus, Patrick A. Shoulders, '78, of Evansville, Indiana, to a fourth three-year term on the IU Board of Trustees. Shoulders, a member of the law firm of Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders in Evansville, was initially appointed as an IU trustee in 2002, and then was elected by alumni to serve on the board again in 2005 and 2008.
"I'm honored that the alumni have given me the opportunity to serve our beloved alma mater for another three years. IU is on a great path right now, and I pledge to work hard to continue its success," Shoulders said. "I want to thank my opponents and encourage them to stay connected to IU and encourage all of our alumni to stay involved with the university."
In addition to his law degree, Shoulders earned a B.A. from IU Bloomington. He chaired the IU Alumni Association in 2000, and has served on the Varsity Club and IU Foundation Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has played a leadership role in a number of professional organizations. He received the Hine Medal from IUPUI in 2005, a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1996, and the Herman Wells Leadership Award from Sigma Nu Fraternity in 2005.
In accordance with state law, the annual trustee election is conducted by the Dean of University Libraries on the Bloomington campus, with assistance from the IU Alumni Association. Library staff and students undertook the task of counting nearly 16,500 ballots.
IU has nine trustees, three of whom are elected. Law school alumna, MaryEllen Kiley Bishop, '82, was elected in 2010. Her term expires in 2013.