Robert Manuel took office as the ninth president of the University of Indianapolis in 2012, after serving at Georgetown University as associate provost and dean of the School of Continuing Studies.

His career in higher-ed administration is marked by innovative academic programming through business and community engagement. His strategic planning process at UIndy has gathered input from students, alumni, faculty, staff and the broader community to develop new initiatives that will drive the future of the private institution, founded in 1902.

Manuel holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from New York University, a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from Allegheny College. A Massachusetts native, he serves on the boards of United Way of Central Indiana, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, the Indy Public Safety Foundation and The Mind Trust.