Image of Kathy Johnson ThumbThe Office of Academic Affairs is led by Executive Vice Chancellor Kathy E. Johnson. As IUPUI's chief academic officer, Dr. Johnson provides leadership for all aspects of the academic enterprise and serves as IUPUI's chief executive officer in the chancellor's absence. 

Working with deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff, she ensures that IUPUI is fulfilling its mission by supporting student learning and success; recruiting, retaining, and championing its outstanding and diverse faculty; and fulfilling its commitment to Indiana and beyond through research, creative activity, and community-engaged scholarship.

Image of FergusonSenior 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.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor:

Image of Applegate 3652Assistant 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.

Image of 20171019 Gina Gibau LK051R SmallAssociate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Gina Gibau provides leadership and vision for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, particularly faculty of color, as well as the diversification of the graduate student pipeline into the academy. She supports leadership development and networking among underrepresented faculty and engages in research and scholarly activity related to faculty diversity and inclusion.