Indiana University’s Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED) — a university-wide group that addresses regional economic issues throughout the Hoosier state — will welcome three new members when its next meeting takes place Aug. 24 at IUPUI.
Representing IU East will be Robert Mulligan, incoming dean of the university’s School of Business and Economics, who succeeds outgoing dean David Frantz.
At IU South Bend, P.N. Saksena, interim dean of the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, replaces Rob Ducoffe, who was named provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
The new representative for IUPU-Columbus will be Greg Knudson, director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Development. He succeeds Matt Souza, special assistant to IUPUC’s vice chancellor and dean.
“We look forward to the contributions of CREED’s incoming members as we continue to expand collaboration between IU and Indiana’s business community, along with promoting a statewide spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.”
— Bill Stephan, IU Vice President for Engagement and CREED chair
The dialogue among CREED members identifies ways that IU may bring its resources and expertise to bear to advance the state’s economy. One of CREED’s main resources is its Regional Economic Development, or RED Fund. It provides cost-share grants of up to $2,500 for qualifying proposals submitted through regional campuses.
Read more about CREED’s mission and its newest members here.