Michael Driscoll

Michael Driscoll (BS '83, MS '85, PhD '88, Elec Egr) has been named president of The Indiana University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2012. He is leaving his post as provost and executive vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, where he has served since 2006.

Driscoll holds undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. He later spent 18 years at Portland State University in Oregon.

Indiana University, about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, is one of 14 state-owned colleges in Pennsylvania; it serves more than 15,000 students. Driscoll replaces interim president David Werner, who has led Indiana since August 2010.