Changing of the Guard at Indiana University’s Diversity Programs

MarshallEdwin C. Marshall, vice president for diversity equity, and multicultural affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, has retired. He has been in that role since 2007 and has served on the faculty and as an administrator at the university for 42 years.

Dr. Marshall holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in optometry from Indiana University. He earned a master of public health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael A. McRobbie, president of Indiana University, stated, “Ed Marshall has made enormous contributions to IU for more than four decades, first as one of the nation’s leading optometry professors and scholars, and for the past six years as IU’s leading voice on vitally important issues related to diversity and equity. His intellect, experience and passion for Indiana University will be deeply missed.”

wimbushNamed to replace Dr. Marshall is James C. Wimbush, dean of the Graduate School. He will continue in his role as dean as he assumes the new role as vice president for diversity. Dr. Wimbush has been on the faculty at the university’s Kelley School of Business since 1991. He is chair elect of the board of the Council of Graduate Schools.

Dr. Wimbush is a graduate of Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

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