The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Indiana University president Michael McRobbie will be speaking at the annual dinner on January 22, 2016 at the Kulhman Center. This year’s theme will be “Local Talent, Global Reach” and will celebrate the impact that the Wayne County business community has across the world.
The annual dinner of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is a time for the business community to come together and recognize the success and hard work of the previous year. This year’s dinner promises to be one of the biggest community events of 2016. Last year’s dinner gathered nearly 600 people to celebrate the positive momentum of the Chamber and local business success.
McRobbie will address the Chamber before Indiana University East chancellor Katherine Cruz-Uribe assumes chairmanship of the Chamber’s board of directors for the year.
“We are excited to have the Chancellor assume such an active role in the Wayne County community,” Amy Holthouse, President and CEO of the Chamber, said. “She brings unique leadership and insight to our Chamber.”
McRobbie became the 18th president of Indiana University on July 1, 2007. Indiana University is one of the largest university systems in the U.S. with eight campuses, a total budget of more than $3 billion, and more than 7,000 faculty, 11,000 staff, and nearly 115,000 students.
As president, McRobbie has refocused Indiana University around six Principles of Excellence—an excellent education, world-class research and scholarship, an outstanding faculty, enhanced international engagement, excellence in health sciences, and in engagement. Supporting these core principles is an essential framework of excellence in the four areas of advancement, infrastructure and facilities, information technology, and administration.
Tickets will be on sale until January 13, 2016 at a cost of $60 per person. Annual partnership opportunities and special sponsorship opportunites for this event are available, feel free to contact Trevor or Melissa for more information.