Ray Wallace named chancellor


Hannah Ash and Jims Porter

President Michael A. McRobbie has announced Ray Wallace to be chancellor of IU Southeast, subject to approval of the IU Board of Trustees. Wallace will come to IU Southeast from University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he currently serves as provost and senior vice chancellor.

Wallace was one of four candidates up for the position. When he visited the campus on Monday, Feb. 10, he said that he sees great untapped potential for IU Southeast.

“I am very excited to join the IU Southeast family and work with staff, students and the community,” Wallace said after the university made the official announcement.

Wallace said he was attracted to the campus and came to appreciate the university even more during his campus visit.

“Once I got to campus, I realized just how good it was,” he said. Wallace also said he looks forward to sitting down and deciding which areas of the university can be improved. He said he wants to continue to sell and promote the university in the region.

Stephon Moore, President of the Student Government Association, said he looks forward to working with Wallace to improve IU Southeast.

“I think all parties involved made an excellent decision,” Moore said. “Things are only going to get better from here.”

Wallace said he and his wife look forward to becoming part of the IU Southeast community both regionally and on campus.

“I am very pleased to be the new chancellor, and I look forward to being a Grenadier.”

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