Susan Elrod began as the sixth chancellor of Indiana University on July 1, 2019.
She brings with her over a decade of higher education campus and national leadership experience. She has served as a provost, dean and academic leader at public comprehensive universities in the California State University system and the University of Wisconsin system. Her leadership track record includes strategic planning and enrollment management, faculty development, improving faculty diversity, enhancing support for research, and building campus wide initiatives that increase student access, persistence and completion.
She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and has nearly 20 publications on topics ranging from undergraduate research to systemic change and leadership, as well as several scientific publications and patents. She is a nationally recognized leader in STEM higher education. She serves as an advisor on several national projects, is an active scholar in higher education leadership and systemic change, and was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).