Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis Celebration of Life
Indiana University hosts a remembrance in honor of University Chancellor Emeritus Ken Gros Louis.
During Gros Louis’ 21 years as chief executive, which ended with his retirement in 2001, the campus set records in enrollment and external support, established scores of new endowments for faculty and students, and was recognized nationally for innovation in undergraduate education. He returned in January 2004 as senior vice president for academic affairs and Bloomington chancellor and was named university chancellor in 2006.
Besides IU’s legendary Herman B Wells, Gros Louis is the only other individual to hold the distinguished title of university chancellor, and he had an extraordinary impact on the university that he proudly, ably and so enthusiastically served for more than a half-century. His efforts enabled the academic pursuits of countless IU students and faculty, whose work he eagerly and relentlessly championed as an administrator, colleague, mentor, friend, listener and ally.