Dr. Pamela Whitten has been appointed as the first female president of Indiana University, the school announced.
Currently serving as president of Kennesaw State University, Whitten has also held roles at the University of Georgia, University of Kansas Medical Center and Michigan State University.
Throughout her career, Whitten’s research has focused on telemedicine. In addition to authoring two books, her work has been featured in over 100 per-reviewed articles.
“This is an especially exciting time as IU builds upon its 200 years of success, strengthening its mission of delivering outstanding education and innovative research,” Whitten said in a statement. “I’m deeply honored to be selected to lead this great university, and I look forward to working with the exceptional faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of IU to seize the opportunities and challenges ahead, creating a better future for all of those we serve.”