Harriett Inskeep Portrait Dedication
From Group RTVS Video Archive on March 16th, 2018
A portrait of Harriett Inskeep, the first woman appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees by a governor, was dedicated in the Indiana Memorial Union on Sept. 22.
Inskeep's portrait was added to the "Women of IU" exhibit in the east lounge. The permanent exhibit highlighting influential women who have had an impact on the university was unveiled in 2013.
Inskeep, 91, graduated from IU in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in government and in 1955 with a master's degree in government. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1962. Inskeep was present at last week's dedication event, as were many members of her family.
The watercolor on paper, a gift from the Inskeep family, was painted by artist Scott Kilmer. Born in Fort Wayne -- where Inskeep was involved in myriad governmental and community organizations -- Kilmer has been an art instructor at Carroll High School for more than three decades.