The final quarterly meeting of 2015 for Indiana University’s Council for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED) is set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 4) at Room 1006 of University Hall on the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis campus. Scheduled presentations include:
- An overview of IU’s Grand Challenges initiative by Fred H. Cate, IU’s vice president for research;
- A briefing on The Fund Raising School at IU by Bill Stanczykiewicz, the school’s director;
- A preview of the upcoming Indiana General Assembly session by Becca Polcz, IU’s director of government relations;
- A briefing on IU President Michael A. McRobbie’s statewide tour by Rebecca Carl, associate vice president and chief of staff for IU’s Office of the Vice President of Engagement, and Jeri Pat Gabbert, vice chancellor for external affairs at IU’s Northeast campus in Gary;
- New co-working space at Kokomo’s Inventrek Technology Park by Cathy Valcke, director of external relations for IU’s Kokomo campus.
CREED addresses regional economic concerns statewide and identifies how IU can bring its resources to bear to advance economic development efforts. Its Regional Economic Development (RED) Fund nurtures economic growth in Indiana by awarding grant money to IU entities that submit qualifying proposals. The council consists of designated representatives for each IU campus, directly appointed by the respective campus chancellor or provost.