Indiana University East Chancellor Kathy Girten has announced her retirement at the end of this academic year.

Girten announced Wednesday, March 23, that she plans to retire June 30, 2022. She also is serving as the acting chancellor for IU Southeast in New Albany, Indiana.

Girten was named IU East’s first female, and sixth chancellor, in February 2013.

“It is my great honor to serve as the sixth chancellor of IU East,” Girten said in a news release. “While this academic year is my last as the leader for this campus, I am as dedicated today as I was in 2013 to see the students, faculty, and staff flourish through academic excellence, innovation and service to community in an unprecedented time.”

Girten said she has enjoyed her time as chancellor. She is looking forward to spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, when she retires.

The Girtens plan to remain in Richmond.

For more information about Girten’s legacy at IU East, look for an extended story in the March 30 edition of Western Wayne News.


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