Indiana University Bloomington dean of students to retire this summer

  • Jan. 15, 2016


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Pete Goldsmith will retire June 30.

Goldsmith, an IU alumnus who was named to his current position in 2009, oversees a broad portfolio of student welfare issues.

Goldsmith earned his undergraduate degree from IU Bloomington, studying government with minors in psychology and sociology. After graduating from the American University with a Master of Education in student personnel, he returned to IU to pursue a Doctor of Education in higher education administration.

“To start and end my career at IU Bloomington has been incredibly special, and I thank all of my colleagues for making these years so enjoyable,” Goldsmith said.

Dennis Groth, vice provost for undergraduate education and a faculty member in the School of Informatics and Computing, will chair the search committee for Goldsmith’s replacement.

Goldsmith has been a higher education administrator for more than 35 years and previously worked in student affairs and administration at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Western Illinois University, Old Dominion University, Michigan State University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Kent State University.

Under his direction, the Dean of Students Office has received numerous awards, including the Institutional Award of Excellence from the Association for Student Conduct Administration and the Campus of Integrity Award from the International Center for Academic Integrity. In 2010, Goldsmith received IU’s Department of Student Affairs and Higher Education Shafer Award for distinguished service, scholarship and administrative leadership.

During his tenure, Goldsmith worked to enhance safety and well-being for students through such programs as Culture of Care, a student-led initiative designed to designed to foster peer support in the areas of sexual well-being, drug and alcohol awareness, mental health and respect.

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