Regionally Speaking, Thursday, July 30, 2020
Today: We have conversations with the new chancellor of Indiana University Northwest, Ken Iwama, and with former Congresswoman, gubernatorial candidate and I.U. ethics professor Jill Long Thompson. Chancellor Iwama begins his post this weekend on the Gary campus, taking over from William Lowe, who returns to the university faculty. Chancellor Iwama was selected from a field of finalists who each visited campus last February. He came from a key administrative post at College of Staten Island, New York. Jill Long Thompson is the author of the book "The Character of American Democracy," available from Indiana University Press. She is a former three-term U.S. Representative and was a candidate for Governor in 2008. Her biography notes that her political career began in 1983 when she launched a successful campaign to win a seat on the Valparaiso City Council, a post she held from 1984 to 1986. She is currently a member of the faculty of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.