John McIlvried named dean of U. of Indianapolis graduate school
University of Indianapolis
September 15, 2010
The University of Indianapolis has named E. John McIlvried to be the first dean of its Graduate School.
A psychologist by training, McIlvried joined the UIndy faculty in 1993 and served first as chair of the psychology department, then since 2001 as dean of the School of Psychological Sciences. In 2007, he took on additional responsibilities as associate provost, a title he will retain.
Pending a national search to replace McIlvried as head of the psychology school, Associate Professor Rick Holigrocki has been named acting dean.
UIndy established its Graduate School in 2009 in response to the continuing growth of its advanced degree programs in such disciplines as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, psychology, education and business. This fall the university has nearly 1,200 graduate students, accounting for 22 percent of enrollment at the main campus.
The new Graduate School will allow the university to coordinate functions among its 27 master’s degree programs and five doctoral programs and foster the development of innovative new graduate programs. McIlvried said the new school’s focus will be on “opportunities and excellence.”