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Greetings from Executive Vice Chancellor Nasser Paydar

June 2012

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to be rejoining the IUPUI community. As your new Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, I will dedicate myself fully to promoting and supporting the academic environment for the success of our campus' mission, including fostering collaborations across the Campus and the University.

IUPUI, a core campus of Indiana University and the State's urban research and academic health sciences campus, is committed to excellence in teaching and learning; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and civic engagement locally, nationally, and internationally. Chancellor Bantz and I are determined to work together toward the goal of taking this great campus to a new and higher level of excellence.

A commitment to excellence must be a shared value on the campus. Our plan, priorities, and the vision for our future should be developed by the entire IUPUI community. In this coming year, I will lead the efforts to develop a new and comprehensive strategic plan for our future an ambitious plan for establishing IUPUI as one of the premier urban research universities in the nation.

I am grateful to be joining this dynamic campus community at such an exciting time in our history. I look forward to working with Chancellor Bantz and his very able team. I am a strong believer in shared governance and look forward to supporting the efforts of our faculty and staff. The success of our students is on the top of my list of priorities.

I hope to work very closely with each and every one of you in the years ahead.

Sincerely,

Nasser Paydar
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer



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