Leadership/Portfolio

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 discovery, creative activity, and community-engaged scholarship.

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:

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.

Gina GibauAssociate 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.

tsosaDirector 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.