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IU Northwest mourns the loss of former administrator Lloyd Rowe

Rowe served the campus for 35 years in various roles

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014


Indiana University Northwest regretfully announces the passing of former administrator Lloyd Rowe, Ph.D.

Rowe served the IU Northwest campus for 35 years in various roles, including the Assistant Director of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, interim Dean of the School of Education, and interim Chancellor between the appointments of Chancellors Peggy Gordon Miller and Hilda Richards.

Rowe, a highly respected scholar, was an expert on local government administration, and a professor who cared greatly about his students.

He was central to the creation and development of the IU Northwest SPEA department, and was one of the very first SPEA faculty members in the initial cohort that created SPEA at IU in the 1970s.

Joe Pellicciotti, J.D., Vice Chancellor of Administration, first met Rowe when he interviewed for a SPEA faculty position.

“I was struck by his good humor, thoughtfulness and kindness,” Pellicciotti said.

Reminiscing on the life of his former colleague, Pellicciotti mentioned Rowe was someone you could always count on for solid advice and good counsel.

“He was a real professional and a terrific person, who did so much to make IU Northwest a better place,” he said.

Rowe was also instrumental in the creation and development of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) in Northwest Indiana, which trains local public employees in ethics and seeks to create a culture of ethics in government. He served as the Shared Ethics Officer for SEAC.

Highly regarded, Rowe was the recipient of several campus awards, including the inaugural Chancellor’s Distinguished Service Award and the Division of SPEA Teaching Award.

Rowe earned his B.A. in government from the University of Maine, and M.G.A. in governmental administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in political science also from the University of Pennsylvania.

Both of Rowe’s children graduated from the IU Northwest Masters of Public Affairs program.

Friends may visit with the family between 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, March 30, at Kish Funeral Home, 10000 Calumet Ave. in Munster. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at Kish. Obituary can be read here.

IU Northwest extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Lloyd Rowe.

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