David Daleke named IU Bloomington vice provost for graduate education and health sciences
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- David Daleke has been appointed vice provost for graduate education and health sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel has announced.
Daleke is an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Medical Sciences Program at IU Bloomington, part of the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has served since 2005 as associate dean of the University Graduate School and will continue in that position.
“David Daleke has provided strong and steady leadership within the University Graduate School and the IU Bloomington Medical Sciences Program,” Robel said. “His deep understanding of graduate-level curriculum, teaching and research and his familiarity with academic units across the campus make him ideally suited for this appointment.”
In his new position, Daleke will oversee graduate education and health sciences initiatives for IU Bloomington. He chairs the graduate education committee and serves on the interdisciplinary health sciences committee for the current process of creating a Campus Strategic Plan.
"I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with Provost Robel and to serve all graduate programs, as well as health sciences units, on the Bloomington campus," Daleke said. "I look forward to joining the provost’s staff and to working with my colleagues across the campus to build upon our strengths in graduate and health science education."
James Wimbush, dean of the University Graduate School and Indiana University vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, praised Daleke's appointment as vice provost.
“David has been a tremendous asset to the University Graduate School," Wimbush said. "He is masterful in working with units and students to find creative solutions to issues that arise, as well as assisting with new degrees and curriculum development. His lengthy experience within graduate education and knowledge of the issues facing graduate education make him the ideal person for this important role.”
With more than 190 graduate degree and certification programs, IU Bloomington is a recognized leader in developing new concepts and best practices in graduate education. The University Graduate School works with national higher education organizations such as the Council of Graduate Schools, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the McNair Scholars Program to forge new directions in graduate education and support the academic and professional goals of graduate students.
Nearly 10,000 IU Bloomington students are enrolled in graduate and professional schools.