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Prospective Candidates

Any graduate of Indiana University may be nominated as a candidate for alumni election to the Indiana University Board of Trustees. All potential candidates should be aware that Indiana Code 21-20-3-3 establishes limitations on the number of trustees that may serve from any given county. Specifically, no more than one (1) of the trustees elected by the alumni; and two (2) of the trustees appointed by the governor may reside in the same county.

To begin the process, a nomination packet must be requested from Amy Cope, alumni trustee election coordinator, at or 812-855-6610.

Nomination is made by submitting the following items to the Dean of University Libraries:

  1. A petition containing two hundred (200) signatures of certifiable Indiana University alumni (See IC 21-20-3-7). In addition to signatures, it is essential that all petition signers clearly print the name they graduated under on the form and that degrees and dates of degrees be included. Potential candidates may make additional photocopies of blank petition forms as needed.
  2. A 4-by-5-inch color photograph
  3. A candidate’s statement of 300 words or less for the printed ballot materials and
  4. A candidate’s statement of 800 words or less for inclusion on the election website

Potential candidates must submit petitions, photographs, and statements to the Indiana University Libraries by April 1 each year. Please submit packages in care of:

Amy Cope
Alumni Trustee Election Coordinator
Herman B Wells Library Room 234
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Candidates are urged to read the Background Information for Prospective Candidates page before completing their nomination packets.