Alumni Trustees

Share your ideas and vision for the Alumni Association. Reach out to the elected members of the Board of Trustees on issues that are important to you. You can contact them via their email addresses listed below.

Any graduate of IU is eligible to vote in the annual trustee election. For voting information, visit the Board of Trustees’ election website.

Any graduate of IU is eligible to stand as an alumni candidate for the IU Board of Trustees. To request a nomination packet, or for more information on running as alumni trustee, contact Amy Cope, alumni trustee election coordinator via email at truselec@indiana.edu or phone at 812-855-6610.

The importance of the service of Indiana University’s trustees cannot be overstated . . . Upon [trustees’] shoulders rests the future of Indiana University.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie

Alumni Trustees

MaryEllen Kiley Bishop

Vice chair of the board

Degrees:
BS’79, JD’82
Email:
bdot@iu.edu
Carmel, Ind.

Appointed to board in 2010
Current term: 2016–2019

Trustee Bishop is a partner in the law firm Cohen Garelick and Glazier in Indianapolis. She served as national chair of the IU Alumni Association in 2008 and is currently a member of the board of the IU Foundation.

Patrick “Pat” A. Shoulders

Degrees:
BA’75, JD’78
Email:
bdot@iu.edu
Evansville, Ind.

Appointed to board in 2002; elected in 2005
Current term: 20172020

Trustee Shoulders is a partner in the law firm Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders in Evansville. He was national chair of the IU Alumni Association in 2000, and currently serves on the IU Foundation Board of Directors. He received the Hine Medal from IUPUI in 2005, a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1996, and the IU Southeast Chancellor’s Medallion in 2016.

Donna B. Spears

Degrees:
AS’78, BS’79, MPA’81
Email:
bdot@iu.edu
Richmond, Ind.

Appointed to board in 2018
Current term: 2018–2021

Trustee Spears is a broker associate at Coldwell Banker Lingle Real Estate in Richmond. She served on the IU East Board of Advisors in 1992; served two terms on the IU Alumni Association Executive Council; and was the national chair of the IU Alumni Association Board of Managers in 2009. Spears was awarded the IU Alumni Association's Gertrude Rich Award in 2006 and the IU East Chancellor's Medallion in 2016.