INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been selected to succeed Charles Bantz as the school's next chancellor.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie announced Thursday that Nasser Paydar will become IUPUI's fifth chancellor on Aug. 16. He described Nasser as an outstanding academic and an energetic, able leader who has a deep understanding of IU's goals and mission.
He has been an IU faculty member for nearly 30 years and has held various administrative and executive leadership positions since he joined IUPUI in 1985 as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.
Bantz was chancellor at the university for 12 years. Bantz will be taking a one-year leave before returning to IUPUI as a member of the faculty.