University of Indianapolis announces Dean’s List and Honor Roll for 20-21 Semester II and Annual Honor Roll for 20-21 academic year

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The University of Indianapolis has published a list of students who have been named to the Dean’s List or Honor Roll for Semester II and/or the Annual Honor Roll of the 2020-21 academic year.

The online database can be found here: http://news.uindy.edu/honors.

The database includes a listing of the student’s name along with hometown and honors earned. The list can also be sorted by zip code to generate results representing your community.

Students named to the Dean’s List have completed at least 12 hours during a semester and earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher. Honor Roll students have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours and earned a grade point average of at least 3.4 but less than 3.7. Semester Honor Rolls and Dean’s List encourage scholarship of high quality and give appropriate public acknowledgment to students whose work deserves recognition.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

University of Indianapolis announces Patrick Van Fleet as new dean of Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences

The University of Indianapolis announced today that Patrick Van Fleet, Ph.D., has been appointed as the next dean of the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences effective July 26, 2021. His announcement follows an extensive national search.

Dr. Van Fleet most recently served as professor and chair for the Department of Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served as director of the endowed Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM) at St. Thomas. During that time, Dr. Van Fleet was funded by the National Science Foundation on four projects totaling $1.3 million, wrote three books on wavelet theory, published several papers on wavelet theory and spline functions, and led numerous undergraduate research projects. He was a 2016 recipient of the John Ireland Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Teacher-Scholar at the University of St. Thomas.

Patrick Van Fleet, dean of the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences
Patrick Van Fleet, dean of the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences

“Dr. Van Fleet comes to UIndy at a crucial time for our University, as we emerge from the pandemic and find new ways to thrive and fulfill our mission to both our students and the community,” said Dr. Mary Beth Bagg, interim provost and vice president. “I am confident that Dr. Van Fleet will continue the tradition of innovation in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences by not only supporting opportunities for students to develop essential skills in their areas of study, but also by fostering successful transitions to their careers or further study at the graduate level.”

“I am excited and grateful to join the University of Indianapolis and the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences. The College’s emphasis on helping faculty combine research and classroom work through the Shaheen grants aligns closely with my teaching and learning philosophy,” said Dr. Van Fleet. “I am eager for the opportunity to lead the College and the University in reaching new goals in interdisciplinary collaboration, community engagement, and regional workforce needs.” 

Dr. Van Fleet earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics (education emphasis) from Western Illinois University and his Master of Science and PhD in mathematics from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He worked at Sam Houston State University from 1992-1998, where he performed research in the emerging field of wavelet theory (funded in part by the National Science Foundation) and led a large project funded by a branch of the Department of Defense. In 1998, he became director of the endowed Center for Applied Mathematics at the University of St. Thomas and from 2011 served as chair of the Department of Mathematics. 

“The Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences is thrilled to welcome Dr. Van Fleet to our community,” said Dr. Mary Moore, interim dean of the Shaheen College. “His passion for undergraduate research and connecting students with industry mentors will enhance our robust programs and expand opportunities for students and faculty alike.”

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

The Sease Institute, powered by the University of Indianapolis, launches Engineering Management certification

A new Engineering Management certification program offered by the Sease Institute, powered by the University of Indianapolis, will provide early-career engineers with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Created by faculty in the University of Indianapolis School of Business and R.B. Annis School of Engineering, the online Engineering Management certification is available to any engineering student or engineer seeking to become a technical team lead, supervisor or manager.

Through a partnership with the American Society for Engineering Management, the program combines the technical aspects of engineering with the organizational and planning aspects of management. Participants will earn additional certifications in SAP, Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belts, Occupational Health and Safety as well as ISO Auditing.

At a fraction of the time and cost required to complete a master’s degree, the certification requires four courses, which may be taken synchronously or asynchronously. Each course meets online for three hours per week over seven weeks. Systems Management is available from May 17 through July 1, 2021. Process Management is offered from July 5 through August 20, 2021. Facilities Management and Financial Management will be offered in the summer of 2022. Registration is available online at SeaseInstitute.com.

Craig Seidelson, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, co-developed the program alongside engineering professors Christopher Stanley, David Olawale and Mohammad Shokrolah Shirazi.

“As a person who made the transition to project manager, team leader, engineering manager and then chief engineer, I understand how difficult it can be,” Seidelson said. “This program is designed to give today’s engineers as well as those presently pursuing engineering degrees, the skills and experience necessary to take on leadership roles in engineering.”

Learn more and apply today: seaseinstitute.com/emc

About the Sease Institute
The Sease Institute, powered by the University of Indianapolis, redefines the role of higher education in workforce development by generating custom corporate training solutions. With a solid track record of partnerships with Central Indiana industry and thought leaders, the Sease Institute focuses on being relevant, agile and responsive in order to design training programs that disrupt the status quo while creating positive and innovative outcomes for partners and the industry. Learn more: seaseinstitute.com.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. The University was one of the first institutions in Indiana to develop the operations and supply chain major. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.”

Learn more about the UIndy School of Business and the R.B. Annis School of Engineering.

 

Phil Terry announced as new “Executive in Residence”

INDIANAPOLIS—The University of Indianapolis recently named Phil Terry, retired CEO of Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Company, as “Executive in Residence” in partnership with the Professional Edge Center. Terry also serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the University of Indianapolis.

The recently-established Executive in Residence program through the Professional Edge Center aims to help University of Indianapolis students and alumni in a variety of career stages by connecting them with regional and global leaders. The program focuses on career-building through the development of professional relationships and soft skills that are often learned in the professional world. The Executive in Residence will meet with students and alumni—individually and in groups—to mentor them, expand their professional networks and realize their career potential.

Terry has had a successful 45-year professional career in central Indiana. After graduating from Indiana University, and the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, he was a practicing attorney for 15 years. He then served for thirty years as the CEO of Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Company before retiring last fall. He has also served on a number of boards of directors for civic, professional, not-for-profit, and business organizations; including currently serving as the Chair of the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees.

“What excites me most about this opportunity is the ability to meet and interact with students and alumni,” Terry said. “I hope that I can add value to their lives and help them lead successful careers—however they define that for themselves.”

At a time when career-readiness is at the forefront of higher education initiatives, the addition of the Executive in Residence program is a differentiator for the University of Indianapolis and helps its graduates use the early stages of their careers as a launching pad for future successes. 

“As a net-importer of talent into the city, state and region, it is important for us as an institution to help network our graduates with other professionals in the area,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel. “These connections allow them to jump-start their careers and ultimately contribute to our community in a more meaningful way, and more quickly, than if they had to make these connections on their own.”

“As our alumni community continues to grow, it is important for us to capitalize on existing professional connections as well as forge new ones,” added Manuel. “I’m excited for our graduates to learn from and utilize the network that Phil Terry has built and nurtured over the course of his successful 45-year career.”

 

About the Professional Edge Center

The Professional Edge Center works with local employers and professionals to develop internship, mentorship, entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for students and recent graduates. The Professional Edge Center sponsors essential skills training, speakers and career-related events throughout the year in order to give all students a competitive advantage and make each student confident, connected and career ready. More information on the Professional Edge Center is available at www.uindy.edu/professional-edge.

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

University of Indianapolis announces honorary degree recipients for May 2021 commencement

The University of Indianapolis will present honorary degrees during May Commencement ceremonies to two changemakers in the fields of military service and business

Captain Diane Carlson Evans served as a combat nurse in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and founded the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation. Daniel Pink is the author of six best-seller books about business and human behavior whose work challenges his readers to think differently about human motivation.

“Our honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who are innovators, community and industry leaders, and visionaries who embody the mission of our University. I am excited to continue this storied tradition by awarding degrees that honor two true leaders in our world who are committed to creating positive change in our society,” said President Robert L. Manuel.

Captain Diane Carlson Evans

Captain Diane Carlson Evans

Captain Carlson Evans was head nurse in the post-surgical unit when she served in the combat zone of the Vietnam War. She completed six years in the Army Nurse Corps. As founder of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, Carlson Evans envisioned the idea for a memorial to honor over 265,000 women who served during the Vietnam war.  She led a ten-year struggle, including years of testimony before three federal commissions and two congressional bills, to complete the circle of healing with the placement of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial in Washington DC.  This was the first memorial in the history of the United States honoring military women on the National Mall.

Carlson Evans currently volunteers for the Eastern National and National Park Service efforts on behalf of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation. Her work today focuses on readjustment services for veterans. She is the author of a book, “Healing Wounds, A Vietnam War combat nurse’s 10-year fight to win women a place of honor in Washington, D.C.” Evans also served as former President and CEO of the Board of Directors for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation.

Carlson Evans holds honorary doctorate degrees from Haverford College, Sacred Heart University and Carroll College. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, medals and accolades, including the Patriot Award from the American Legion; “Woman of Distinction” by the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders; the Governor’s Excellence Award from the State of Minnesota; the Outstanding Civic Achievement Award from the USO; Woman Agent of Change by the American Association of University Women; the Gold Medal of Merit from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is the author of six provocative books about business and human behavior, including New York Times bestsellers “A Whole New Mind” and “To Sell is Human.” His books have won multiple awards, have sold millions of copies, and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Pink was host and co-executive producer of “Crowd Control,” a TV series about human behavior on the National Geographic Channel that aired in more than 100 countries. He has appeared frequently on NPR, PBS, ABC, CNN and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. 

He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, Slate, and other publications. In 2019, London-based Thinkers 50 named him the 6th most influential management thinker in the world. Pink received a BA from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary doctorates from Georgetown University, the Pratt Institute, the Ringling College of Art and Design and Westfield State University.

Both honorary degree recipients will be recognized during the WICR (88.7 FM) special commencement program that will be broadcast during four Commencement parades to be held May 8-9, 2021.

 

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

University of Indianapolis announces new Board of Trustees members

INDIANAPOLIS—The University of Indianapolis announced two new Board of Trustees members, Uche Unogu and Derek VanEmon, who were formally sworn in on October 9, 2020.

“Our newest Board members bring valuable perspectives from the areas of international relations and business,” said Board Chair Phillip Terry. “We are thankful to serve alongside them and benefit from their expertise as we continue to strengthen the University and plan for the future.”

“The University of Indianapolis is honored to have Uche Unogu and Derek VanEmon serve on our institution’s Board of Trustees. Our newest board members are uniquely qualified to contribute to the dynamic campus leadership that today’s higher education landscape requires,” said President Robert L. Manuel. 

Uche Unogu

Uche Unogu

Uche Unogu ’08 co-founded Onyx Evangelistic Association Inc, in Lagos Nigeria, shortly before emigrating to the United States in 2003 to study at the University of Indianapolis and pursue his calling in international evangelistic ministry. After graduating from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in information systems, Unogu earned a master’s degree in health informatics at IUPUI. He is the president and CEO of Onyx EA, which has offices in five countries, and has produced mass evangelistic campaigns that have touched hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

Derek VanEmon

Derek VanEmon

Derek VanEmon ’04, ’05 is a second-generation University of Indianapolis alumnus and a partner of Ernst & Young, LLP (EY), with clients in the real estate industry, primarily serving publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private equity real estate funds. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s of business administration and finance from the University of Indianapolis School of Business. He was a member of the Greyhound varsity football team for five seasons, earning three varsity letters and three designations as Academic All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. VanEmon now oversees alumni relationship initiatives at the EY-Indianapolis office and is actively involved in campus recruiting and other employee mentoring and development initiatives.   

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

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University of Indianapolis to lead coordination of $9.8M Lilly Endowment grant

INDIANAPOLIS—The University of Indianapolis has received a grant of $9.8 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. through the competitive Phase 3 of its initiative, Charting the Future of Indiana’s Colleges and Universities. The grant will support a collaborative effort coordinated by the University of Indianapolis to improve student retention through the use of data analytics at the partnering universities. The University of Indianapolis, Anderson University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Martin University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the University of Southern Indiana will jointly work to create unique models that increase graduation rates, and year to year retention rates at each of their institutions.

The University of Indianapolis is one of 16 Indiana colleges and universities that will be supported by funding in the final phase of Charting the Future, an initiative designed to help colleges and universities in Indiana assess and prioritize the most significant challenges and opportunities they face as higher education institutions and develop strategies to address them.

This grant will support the collaborative project led by the University of Indianapolis to use predictive analytics to improve student retention and graduation rates. The University of Indianapolis, Anderson University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Martin University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and the University of Southern Indiana will develop customized predictive models to identify students who may leave their schools and their possible reasons for leaving. This grant will allow the schools to provide appropriate interventions which will enable the schools to more effectively utilize their resources to retain students.

“The University of Indianapolis is grateful to Lilly Endowment for its generous support of this project. Higher education’s new design challenge is to find ways to solve some of the most pressing issues at our institutions. By creating data-driven models that help us understand better why and when a student is likely to leave, we will be better able to design interventions and programs to increase and assist them in completing their degrees. By increasing these rates, we can ensure that our students are graduating and supplying the Indiana region with an educated and talented workforce,” said Robert L. Manuel, University of Indianapolis president.

“Indiana’s colleges and universities face myriad challenges as they work to fulfill their educational missions while adapting to growing financial pressures, rapid demographic and technological changes, and evolving needs and demands of students,” said Ted Maple, the Endowment’s vice president for education. “We are pleased with the creative and collaborative approaches the colleges and universities are taking to address these challenges and seize opportunities to better serve their students, institutions, communities and the state of Indiana.”

Lilly Endowment launched the three-phased Charting the Future initiative in 2019 to help leaders of the state’s 38 colleges and universities engage in thoughtful discernment about the future of their institutions and to advance strategic planning and implementation efforts to address key challenges and opportunities. Collaboration was encouraged, especially in the third phase of Charting the Future, and several schools proposed collaborative programs and strategies. Through three phases of grantmaking, Lilly Endowment awarded more than $138 million to the schools.

Through earlier rounds of the initiative, all 38 schools received planning grants, which were approved in December 2019, and implementation grants approved in June and September 2020. The implementation grants funded strategies to improve efforts to prepare students for successful futures and strengthen the schools’ long-term institutional vitality.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

About Lilly Endowment Inc.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by J.K. Lilly, Sr. and his sons Eli and J.K. Jr. through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. Although the gifts of stock remain a financial bedrock of the Endowment, it is a separate entity from the company, with a distinct governing board, staff and location. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community developmenteducation and religion. The Endowment funds significant programs throughout the United States, especially in the field of religion. However, it maintains a special commitment to its founders’ hometown, Indianapolis, and home state, Indiana.

 

University of Indianapolis R.B. Annis School of Engineering expands to innovative new space on Shelby St.

INDIANAPOLIS—The University of Indianapolis held a dedication ceremony Wednesday, March 24, 2021, to commemorate the state-of-the-art R.B. Annis Hall as the new home of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering. Located at 3750 South Shelby Street, R.B. Annis Hall will accommodate the University’s rapidly growing engineering program and allow the school’s DesignSpine component to expand beyond its original footprint and meet growing demand.

The R.B. Annis School of Engineering was established in 2017 through a transformative $5 million grant from the R.B. Annis Educational Foundation. Since its founding, the Annis School has set a regional standard as an innovative engineering school offering seven specialized areas of study in computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial & systems engineering, computer science, and general engineering. The R.B. Annis Hall expansion is the culmination of the University’s $25 million investment in its engineering programs.

“With the expansion of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering, the University of Indianapolis is further strengthening its impact on economic growth across the state, both as a net importer of talent to Indiana and as an institution that is creating engineers who can produce solutions to the most critical engineering questions of our time,” said University of Indianapolis President Robert L. Manuel.

With 19 full-time faculty and directors and an average class size of ten students, the Annis School offers students real-world industry experience through internships and collaborative projects with internal and external clients, as well as mentoring and soft skills development. The inaugural Class of 2020 had a job placement rate of 92% and an average starting salary of $65,000. The University has provided $1.6 million in engineering scholarships in the 2020-21 academic year alone.

Ken Reid, associate dean and director of the R.B. Annis School of Engineering, said in addition to providing the necessary space for programs, R.B. Annis Hall will support the school as it builds industry relationships in the community.

“We will be more visible to our engineering partners, which will lead to more projects and partnerships for our DesignSpine program. This means more real-world, hands-on experience for our students,” Reid said.

The larger space translates to more opportunities for creative and innovative designs from the Annis School’s student teams. Reid said students will have a greater opportunity to establish exceptional working relationships in larger maker spaces, shops and labs. Faculty will have the opportunity to more effectively work with and mentor teams, as well as to collaborate with each other and partners beyond campus.

Reid expects R.B. Annis Hall will pave the way for more innovative interdisciplinary projects which have been a hallmark of the Annis School. The recently launched Center for Collaborative Innovation, funded through an Elevate Nexus Higher Education Grant, will further promote the collaborative innovation framework. 

President Robert L. Manuel

President Robert L. Manuel

“In addition to providing our students with innovative, cutting-edge experiences, these developments ensure that UIndy continues to meet current and long-term accreditation requirements. They also play a vital role in helping us to accommodate the increasing enrollments in our programs,” said President Robert L. Manuel.

About the University of Indianapolis

The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

University of Indianapolis welcomes Circle City Broadcasting owner, president and CEO DuJuan McCoy for University Speaker Series lecture

The University of Indianapolis announced honored guest DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting, as the featured speaker for a virtual lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021. Participation is free of charge and participants must register in advance. Register here.

Circle City Broadcasting is the parent company of WISH-TV/WNDY-TV in Indianapolis. Known as the standard-bearer for Black ownership in the television industry, Mr. McCoy will share his insights from the world of broadcast media. Pursuing the University Series theme of “Making Our Way Home,” Mr. McCoy also will share his perspective not only as a Hoosier returning to his roots but also as a changemaker in media ownership.

“I think things are syncing for change to come to America,” said Mr. McCoy, who describes his work ethic as “full-tilt boogie.” He added, “I’m like an ATM machine – never closed and easily accessible.”

Mr. McCoy has more than 30 years of experience in growing television stations into revenue winners while significantly improving the companies’ profitability and community engagement. He also is among the first African-Americans to own and operate a Fox affiliate and a major affiliate in the state of Texas, and the only African-American to own, operate and manage every aspect of a big four affiliate in the United States.

Mr. McCoy is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. Growing up in the neighborhood of Haughville, Mr. McCoy attended IPS Schools #67 and #75, graduating from Ben Davis High School in 1985. He continued his studies in the city, graduating from Butler University in 1989 with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Sales.

This event is sponsored by the Professional Edge Center and the University Speaker Series.

About the University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis, founded in 1902, is a private university located just a few minutes from downtown Indianapolis. The University is ranked among the top National Universities by U.S. News and World Report, with a diverse enrollment of nearly 5,600 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students. The University offers a wide variety of study areas, including 100+ undergraduate degrees, more than 40 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs. More occupational therapists, physical therapists and clinical psychologists graduate from the University each year than any other state institution. With strong programs in engineering, business, and education, the University of Indianapolis impacts its community by living its motto, “Education for Service.” Learn more: uindy.edu.

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