Office of the President

The President of Indiana State University leads the University with a focus on high-quality education, experiential learning, community engagement, and career preparation on campus in Terre Haute, in Indianapolis, and globally.

About President Deborah J. Curtis

Dr. Deborah J. Curtis began her tenure as the twelfth president of Indiana State University on January 3, 2018. She is the first female and only the second graduate of Indiana State to serve as president. She earned her PhD from Indiana State in curriculum and instruction with specializations in secondary education and supervision of instruction.

President Curtis has been repeatedly recognized for her contribution to leadership and education in the State of Indiana.

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Be So Bold! The Campaign for Indiana State University

“This campaign’s success is a message about people believing in our mission and making a commitment to invest in strengthening our capacity to educate and graduate more Indiana State University students. We are driven by a desire to help more students cross the stage at commencement having earned that life-changing degree.” – President Deborah J. Curtis  

Learn about the Be So Bold Campaign
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    Focusing on Our Future Together

    Indiana State University is currently undergoing a strategic plan through 2025, Focusing on Our Future Together. The strategy is committed to advancing the University’s devotion to equity and inclusive excellence, increasing student success, engaging internal and external partners, addressing community challenges, ensuring institutional sustainability, and enhancing institutional reputation and pride.

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    University Mission

    Indiana State is committed to transforming the lives of students through a high-quality education infused with experiential learning, community engagement, and career-readiness. Our students succeed within a culture of inclusion and support that provides the skills and knowledge to impact Indiana and beyond.

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View messages, greetings, and addresses from the President of Indiana State. Past communications are also archived.

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The President’s Cabinet is responsible for key goals, activities, and decisions that affect day-to-day operations and strategic plans at Indiana State.

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A senior leadership group, the President’s Council provides advice and counsel to the University’s administration.

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Condit House

The Condit House has a rich history on Indiana State’s campus. The official residence of the President, the house is a distinctive landmark on campus. It’s where our President calls home!

Learn more about the Condit House.

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Contact Us

Office of the President
Parsons Hall 208
Indiana State University
200 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Phone: 812-237-4000
Fax: 812-237-7948

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.