STATEHOUSE (Aug. 29, 2012) – State Sen. Jim Buck (R-Kokomo) will serve as a member of Indiana University-Kokomo's (IUK) Board of Advisors, after being appointed by Chancellor Michael Harris earlier this month.
In 1972, Indiana University's Board of Trustees established advisory boards for its regional campuses.
Direct duties of IUK board members include advising the chancellor on the educational needs of the region, providing a proper educational environment for students to succeed and serving as advocates for the university.
"I am honored and delighted to have Sen. Buck join the IU Kokomo Advisory Board," Harris said. "His expertise and experience will bring an added value to the board and to our campus. Sen. Buck is a great friend of our campus and of higher education."
Buck will serve as one of up to 25 at large members on the board, which is comprised of business and industry executives, professionals, community leaders and elected officials.
"I am humbled to serve on this board and play a small part in IUK's continued growth and development," Buck said. "Education is a top priority for our state, and I look forward to working with local community leaders to promote the continued success of this great institution."