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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 on April 1, 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 has served Indiana University since 1994, first as an associate general counsel in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel. Kip was promoted to senior associate general counsel in 2013 and, in that role, served as the office’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. . At the time of her appointment, executive vice president for University Academic Affairs John Applegate said, "I am so pleased to announce Kip taking on the role of chief policy officer. With her excellent legal background and broad experience with IU, she is uniquely qualified to oversee policy administration. She will also be of great assistance with the legal and compliance issues that our office regularly encounters."
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”). In 2010, Kip was a semi-finalist to fill the vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court resulting from the retirement of The Honorable Theodore Boehm.
Kip is a life-long resident of southern Indiana and has two sons: Jack, who is a senior left-handed relief pitcher for the NAIA ranked IU Southeast Grenadiers, and Jeb, who is a sophomore in the Kelley School of Business and a member of Acacia fraternity.