Rebecca Torstrick was appointed Assistant Vice President for University Academic Affairs at Indiana University in October 2010 and became the founding Director of the Office of Completion and Student Success in 2014. She has been responsible for implementation of Blueprint for Student Success activities in the areas of Advising, Research and Learning to Meet Regional Needs, and Organization. She represents or has represented the University Academic Affairs office on a number of enterprise-level projects: FLAGS Early Alert, E-Text Initiative, Academic Roadmap, Innovate Indiana Initiative, and the EAB Student Success Collaborative Initiative. On the faculty of Indiana University South Bend since 1996, she developed the joint anthropology major with IU Northwest, served as Director of the Women’s Studies Program from 2004-2007, and as Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 2008-2012. She earned an MAEd in Human Resources Management (1981) and her PhD in Anthropology (1993) from Washington University-St. Louis and her BA in Anthropology from University of Illinois-Urbana (1976). At Indiana University, Dr. Torstrick has been the recipient of the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service and the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as awards from her campus for Distinguished Teaching and her college’s award for Outstanding Advising. She is a member of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Senior Assistant Vice President for University Academic Affairs and Director