Lugar to announce post-Senate plans at UIndy


U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will appear Friday at the University of Indianapolis to make an announcement about his next steps after leaving office in January.

The Senate’s senior Republican will be joined by university President Robert Manuel in a news conference at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the west lobby of UIndy’s Esch Hall, Hanna and Otterbein avenues.


Lugar served for 32 years on the university’s Board of Trustees and taught political science on campus between his years as Indianapolis mayor and U.S. senator.

In 1977, he selected UIndy as the home for his annual Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders, which gathers Indiana’s top high school juniors for discussions on key national and global issues. This year’s 36th symposium takes place Saturday on campus, with the senator delivering the keynote address to nearly 500 Hoosier teens. In 2007, UIndy formed the Lugar Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders to support the symposium and other youth programming.