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Indiana University statement on passing of former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut

January 10, 2017

IUPUI chancellor Gerald Bepko, Eli Lilly chairman Richard D. Wood, former IUPUI chancellor Glenn Irwin, Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut, and IU president Thomas Erlich in 1989.

From left: IUPUI Chancellor Gerald Bepko, Eli Lilly Chairman Richard D. Wood, former IUPUI Chancellor Glenn Irwin, Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut and IU President Thomas Erlich in 1989.

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie issued the following statement on Bill Hudnut, the former mayor of Indianapolis, who passed away Dec. 17 at the age of 84:

"Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut was a remarkable, energetic and spirited steward of Indianapolis who oversaw a period of dynamic expansion in the city, which included the development and sustained growth of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus. While Indiana University mourns his passing, we are deeply grateful for his legacy as one of Indiana's most transformative leaders."

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