A growing, dynamic campus Indiana University Purdue University – Columbus (IUPUC) serves 2,300 students and employs 271 full-time faculty and staff, adjunct faculty and part-time staff. Students at IUPUC are mainly from Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Ripley, and Shelby counties, although other counties are also represented in the student population. IUPUC has a growing international student population due to the presence of international and global industry in the region. It has also begun to attract students from outside the state of Indiana. IUPUC’s student population includes a mix of traditional and nontraditional students. With an average class size of 17.8 students, IUPUC offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including business, communication studies, elementary education, English, general studies, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology, and sociology.
Campus Liason: Sandra Miles, PhD
Dean of Students and Director of Student Affairs at IUPUC
Dr. Sandra Miles is the Dean of Students and Director of Student Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University – Columbus (IUPUC). Within her role she serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, oversees all student success services (student involvement, athletics, career services, disability services, ombudsman services, and tutoring services), and serves as the chief diversity officer. As the Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Miles serves on the IUPUI Diversity Cabinet and as Chair of the IUPUC Diversity Council. In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Miles conducts diversity and inclusion trainings for campus faculty and staff and is heavily involved in strategy development to recruit and retain a more diverse workforce at IUPUC.
Further, she is the Co-Director of the IUPUC Leadership Studies minor, teaches upper division courses within the Women’s Studies department, and has published within her field. Her research interests include issues of women and minorities in higher education and the 21st century White male experience. Dr. Miles presents her research annually at national and regional conference meetings.
Dr. Miles completed her doctoral work at Florida State University in 2012, earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with a minor in Public Administration and an emphasis on Women’s Studies. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Honors in the Major) at the University of Central Florida where she also earned a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration.
In addition to her career achievements, in the community Dr. Sandra Miles serves on a host of community boards in Bartholomew County, is the Immediate Past National Director of the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. and is an active member of the Louisville (KY) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.