It is with great regret we announce that former IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace passed away due to recently announced health issues.
Wallace assumed his role at IU Southeast on July 1, 2014. Before coming to IU Southeast, he held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Kennesaw State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Troy University, Clayton State University and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
Wallace served in several administrative roles, which prepared him well for leadership of the IU Southeast campus, including as a provost and senior vice chancellor, two deanships of arts and sciences colleges, a directorship of a state’s designated honors college in the liberal arts and sciences, a division head, a director of writing and as a university writing center director.
Born in Northern Ireland, Wallace came to the U.S. to attend Eastern Illinois University on an athletic scholarship. After completing his undergraduate and Master of Arts, he went on to obtain his Doctor of Arts degree in English at Illinois State University.