Jeremy Morris and Donna Spears announced as winners of board election on Wednesday
Jeremy Morris of Indianapolis and Donna Spears of Richmond, Indiana were elected by IU alumni to the board of trustees, according to a press release from the university on Wednesday.
Morris was elected for his first term and Spears for his second in an election that ended on June 30.
Morris has three UI degrees. He received his bachelor’s degree in 2005, a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs administration in 2007 and a JD from IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2014, the statement said. He is Assistant Lawyer in the United States for the Southern District of Indiana and Assistant Professor of Law at McKinney School.
“As a first-generation black man who graduated three times from Indiana University, I know firsthand the issues that affect IU students and I remain committed throughout my tenure as IU. administrator to make sure that students are at the heart of every decision, ”he said. mentionned. “The diversity of the university will remain one of my main missions.
Spears was first elected to the board in 2019. She received her associate’s degree in 1978, her bachelor’s degree in 1979, and her master’s degree in public administration in 1981, all from IU. She is an associate broker for Coldwell Banker, the statement said.
“I am happy to retain a seat on the UI Board of Trustees and continue to work with the other Trustees who care so deeply about Indiana University,” Spears said.
The 2020 election of directors was postponed due to the pandemic, so two directors were elected in the 2021 election.
Morris received 7,460 out of 20,378 votes and will serve a standard three-year term because he received the most votes. Spears, who received 6,821 votes, will serve a short term of two years.
Of the nine members of the IU board, three are elected by IU graduates and six are appointed by the governor.