The former Fort Wayne campus administrator for Brown Mackie College has been named director of the student service center at Indiana University Fort Wayne.
David Chappell will oversee the day-to-day operations of all student services in Fort Wayne, including recruitment, admissions, pre-major advising, student financial services and registrar functions, IU announced Thursday. He will also be an integral part of the strategic planning for enrollment management and student success at the campus. Chappell begins April 9.
Indiana and Purdue University trustees agreed to split IPFW into two institutions beginning July 1. Indiana University Fort Wayne and Purdue University Fort Wayne will evolve from that split. IUFW will be part of the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis system.
“We are thrilled to have someone with David's experience and expertise on the team to lead this new venture in student services for our students in Fort Wayne,” Boyd Bradshaw, IUPUI associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, said in a news release. “His knowledge and interest in enrollment management will lend itself to creating an atmosphere of student success.”
IUFW Student Central will provide a one-stop shop for students to access an array of resources, the release states.
“Helping students find the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential is a key part of what motivates me to serve in higher education, and the opportunity to be at the beginning of a new tradition in Fort Wayne is fulfilling,” Chappell said.
“I'm excited for this opportunity to be a part of the growing IUFW family,” he added.
Brown Mackie is set to close in July.