Academic & Student Affairs Staff

Darryl Newsom

Administrative Recorder
(317) 274-0684
Darryl maintains student records and serves as a resource to students, staff and faculty concerning questions about undergraduate admissions, enrollment, graduation, and student services. He reviews intercampus transfer credit and external transfer credit for newly admitted students to verify whether courses can satisfy degree requirements or if the course requires department review and approval. Darryl also processes exceptions for individual students in the School of Science Academic Advising Reports (AAR). He also certifies student athletes.

Florence Rogers

Director for Undergraduate Admissions
(317) 274-0630 |
Florence oversees undergraduate student records and certifies all undergraduate certificate and baccalaureate degrees for graduation in May, August, and December. She evaluates student records for placement on academic warning, probation, and dismissal and advises undergraduate students who are on academic probation, who have been dismissed, or are seeking readmission.  Florence oversees the undergraduate admissions’ process of all newly admitted students, including intercampus transfer students, external transfer students and direct entry freshmen.  Florence Rogers also evaluates student records and prepares the School of Science Dean’s List and Scholar’s List. 

Molly Rondeau

Academic Affairs Coordinator
(317) 274-0672 |

Molly provides statistical data for departments utilizing the Indiana University Information Environment (IUIE) reporting tool and the Information Management and Institutional Research (IMIR) website. She assists in coding updates in School of Science Academic Advising Reports (AAR) and processes exceptions for individual students in the AAR and processing of undergraduate and graduate New Course and Course Change requests utilizing the IU Course Approval, Remonstrance, Maintenance and Integration (CARMin) system. Molly is responsible for the processing of grade changes, grade replacements, change of repeat rules, special credit, late drop/add requests, time conflict requests, and course overload requests through the Office of the Registrar. She is also the School of Science contact with the Office of the Registrar for the completion of Purdue and Consortium grade rosters each semester. Molly manages the Change of Grade Petition process for the school. She is responsible for the Schedule of Classes processes for the CAND and SCI-I courses offered by the School of Science. She is responsible for processing changes and additions to student advisor assignments in the Student Information System (SIS). She assists in the management of service indicators on student records, scholarship awards and student diploma distribution. Molly works with updates and revisions to the School of Science portion of the IUPUI Campus Bulletin.

Diana Sims-Harris

Director, Student Affairs
(317) 274-0637 |

Joseph L. Thompson

Executive Director of Academic and Student Affairs
(317) 274-0626 |

Joseph interprets, implements, enforces and generally administers School and university undergraduate and graduate academic policies for students, faculty and administrative personnel.  He evaluates, determines eligibility for and makes discretionary decisions on student requests for exceptions to established School and University requirements. He provides guidance for advisors who work with students in academic difficulty or with special problems affecting their academic progress. He  resolves problems concerning undergraduate and graduate degree requirements, certification, and School regulations. Joseph advises the Undergraduate Student Council and the Graduate Student Council. He manages the student organization budget, including authorizing income and expenditures from student activity fees. He coordinates academic advising in the School’s departments and degree programs, ensuring quality support services are maintained for students and academic policies and procedures are followed. He manages security access for faculty and staff to the Student Information System (SIS). He ensures the School’s compliance with state and federal regulations, particularly the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), regarding the use and release of student information. He oversees the processing of undergraduate and graduate New Course and Course Change requests utilizing the IU Course Approval, Remonstrance, Maintenance and Integration (CARMin) system, as well as Purdue University Form40 and Form40G course paperwork.He oversees all processes regarding grade changes, including approving grade change petitions as recommended by course instructors, authenticating and authorizing faculty requests, and monitoring grading procedures. He oversees that grades are electronically entered correctly and on time; he informs faculty when there is a discrepancy with their course. He administers the on-line grade change process and approves electronic grade changes for the School.  He oversees the creation, implementation, and maintenance of the School’s electronic audit, the Academic Advisement Report (AAR). He is responsible for school-level management, implementation, and testing of system upgrades, patches, and other SIS changes. He serves as the school technical resource regarding registration, waitlist, and academic scheduling activities to prescribe change. He maintains a broad understanding of the interrelated business processes in student administration, ensuring system upgrades properly reflect School policy. Joseph is the account manager and supervisor of scholarships. He authorizes and administers financial aspects of all school-level student scholarships and awards in School accounts and School Foundation accounts. He manages and administers scholarships programs, including coordination of recruitment efforts and selection processes, disbursement of funds, and administrative and curricular compliance with scholarship criteria. In situations involving academic misconduct, He serves as the Dean’s designee with authority to represent the School as appropriate. He serves as the primary contact for students appealing charges and/or sanctions for misconduct and for faculty members and chairpersons; he informs students (and their parents) and faculty on what constitutes misconduct; he informs faculty of procedures and their potential legal implications. Joseph works with the Associate Deans to mediate among students, faculty and department chair, and convene cases of appeal of charges of or sanctions for misconduct.

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