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John S. Applegate is the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs at Indiana University. His diverse portfolio of responsibilities encompasses coordination of university-wide academic initiatives and programs, strategic planning, external academic relations, online education, enterprise systems, and the policies that enable the university to most effectively bring its vast intellectual resources to serve the citizens of the state and nation. Executive Vice President Applegate is also responsible for Indiana University’s five regional campuses and is charged with leading the development of a shared identity and mission that complements each campus. EVP Applegate’s office is responsible for the development of collaborative, multi-campus degrees, especially those offered in an online format. Executive Vice President Applegate is also responsible for public safety functions across the university, including police, emergency management, environmental health and safety, enterprise risk management, and related functions.
Executive Vice President Applegate assumed his current role in 2013. Prior to this, he served in several different administrative positions, holding the titles of Executive Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning, and Policy (2011-2013), Vice President for University Regional Affairs, Planning, and Policy (2010-2011), Vice President for Planning and Policy (2008-2010), and was the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law (2002-2009). He first joined the Maurer School of Law in 1998 as a full professor, was named Walter W. Foskett Professorship in 2002, and named the James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law in 2020. From 1987 until 1998, he was faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, last holding the James B. Helmer Professorship. In his academic capacity, Executive Vice President Applegate has authored or co-authored five books, forty book chapters or peer reviewed articles, has testified before multiple Congressional committees, and has been an invited speaker across the United States and the world.
In addition to his responsibilities at Indiana University, Executive Vice President Applegate has been active on numerous national commissions. These include chairing a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study committee on Supplementary Treatment of Low-Activity Waste, serving as a member of the NAS Board on Nuclear and Radiation Studies and numerous other NAS study and program committees on issues pertaining to environmental and nuclear regulation. He has also served as the chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Environmental Law, as a board member for the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation, and on committees of the Indiana State Bar Association. Vice President Applegate has served on several accreditation site visit teams for the American Bar Association and has chaired two of them. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute.