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Kip Drew joined the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs as the chief policy officer at Indiana University in 2018. As the chief policy officer, Kip oversees the university's highly regarded procedures and practices for ensuring that all university policies are understandable, readily accessible, and adopted through transparent procedures. The chief policy officer also assists university offices and the University Faculty Council in developing policies that cut across functional areas of the university's activities. Kip chairs the Policy Advisory Council, manages new policy initiatives, develops and coordinates university-wide policy administration, and provides guidance for legal and compliance matters in IU's Public Safety and Institutional Assurance.
Kip served Indiana University as an attorney in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (“OVPGC”) from 1994 until her appointment as the university’s Chief Policy Officer. From 2013 to 2018, Kip was senior associate general counsel and, in that role, served as OVPGC’s campus liaison to the Bloomington, East, Northwest, and Southeast campuses. While in the General Counsel’s office, Kip’s primary areas of concentration were First Amendment, faculty matters, construction law, and complex contracts.
Prior to joining Indiana University, Kip served as a law clerk to The Honorable Roger O. DeBruler of the Indiana Supreme Court and worked as an associate in the environmental law department at the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg. Kip completed her J.D. cum laude at the IU Maurer School of Law and was editor-in-chief of the Indiana Law Journal. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, cum laude and with departmental honors, from Hanover College. She has been a member of the State Board of Law Examiners Committee on Character & Fitness since 1996, and is a volunteer member of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (“JLAP”).