Leadership Profiles

James "Jay" Gladden


Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer James "Jay" Gladden provides leadership for all aspects of the academic enterprise and serves as chief executive officer in the chancellor's absence. 

Jay leads the team responsible for faculty process including recruiting, developing, supporting, recognizing, and retaining excellent faculty. 

Margaret "Margie" Ferguson

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Margie Ferguson provides leadership and vision for the direction of faculty affairs and faculty life at IUPUI, including programs and events that develop faculty talent and leadership at all stages of career advancement, promotion and tenure programs and processes, awards and funding opportunities, new faculty orientation and faculty mentoring, and academic and online program development.

Rachel Applegate

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs Rachel Applegate has responsibilities including creating and leading professional development programming for administrators, librarians, and faculty; collaborating and supporting the campus promotion and tenure process; managing processes related to faculty and librarian records, titles, and leaves; and collaborating with schools to review and approval new hire offer packets, retention incentives, phased retirements, emeritus/emerita requests, faculty reappointment, and other faculty affairs processes.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Gina Gibau, is responsible for leading strategic efforts with academic units to promote inclusive excellence and to attract, hire, retain, and advance a more diverse faculty. She works collaboratively with the Graduate School to enhance pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented graduate and professional students. She supports programming related to leadership development and equity education.

Director of Equity Education Teresa Sosa is responsible for the strategic development, administration, and evaluation of comprehensive equity education opportunities among all ranks of faculty. She provides training to faculty in academic units engaged in processes related to faculty hiring, promotion and tenure decision making, teaching, and mentorship. She also engages in ongoing scholarly activity related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.