Chancellor's Office Staff

  • sue
  • gerry
  • beth
  • philemon
  • tara
  • lacy

Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Ph.D.

Indiana University Kokomo

Susan Sciame-Giesecke has been the Chancellor at Indiana University Kokomo since April 2014. During her career she has served in various leadership roles including chair of the Humanities Department, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, and Interim Chancellor.

Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke believes one of the primary roles of a regional campus is to facilitate the economic vitality of the campus service region by partnering with corporate, nonprofit, education and government leaders. She launched the Regional Leadership Institute, a two year initiative created to gather leaders from all walks of life, to help them learn to think and act regionally, to create a strong, globally competitive economy. Currently, she is leading an initiative to host a Women's Summit designed to identify and address women's issues in Howard County.

What book(s) have you read recently?
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
Latest travel destination?
Costa Rica, which was fantastic!
Favorite type of music?
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Cooking (Italian is my favorite) and bringing family and friends together.
Favorite hobby?
Attending theater, music, and art performances.

Gerry Gunnings Stroman

Office of the Chancellor
Chief of Staff
Affirmative Action Officer

Gerry Stroman has been an administrator for Indiana University Kokomo since 1985. She is currently the Chief of Staff of the Chancellor's Office which encompasses many responsibilities for the campus. She served as the Director of University Division for 22 years; in 2009 she was appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for a newly created office of Student Success and Advising. This included academic advising, the testing center, new student orientation and convocation, and the Student Success Center. In 1994, Gerry was appointed the campus Affirmative Action Officer and has served the campus in that capacity for the last 19 years.

She serves on the Chancellor's Cabinet, Dean's Council, Administrative Council and the Campus Diversity Committee. Gerry has also served and chaired numerous committees and task forces at IU Kokomo.

What is your favorite movie?
Imitation of Life
Favorite quote?
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite travel destination?
Cancun, Mexico
Favorite musician?
Luther Vandross, Marvin Sapp
Favorite things to do outside of work?
Spend time with my grandchildren and the rest of my family.

Elizabeth Van Gordon

Regional Campus CIO
Office of the President of IT and CIO

During more than three decades with Indiana University, Beth Van Gordon has managed and directed support for learning technology operations, telecommunications, university information services, and administrative and academic IT services. In 2009, she became the Chief Information Officer for Indiana University Kokomo. In her current role as campus CIO for three of Indiana University's regional campuses, she identifies and communicates the technology implications for strategic goals, and serves as an advocate for the development and use of information technologies to assist the university in fulfilling its teaching, research, and service mission. She anticipates changes and emerging trends in information technology. Her responsibilities include operational, strategic and fiscal planning for all aspects of technological innovation, advancement and implementation of information and communication systems.

What is your favorite movie?
The Wind and the Lion
Favorite quote?
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spend time with her grandchildren
Favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Philemon Yebei, PhD

Director of Budget Administration

Philemon K. Yebei is the Director of Budget Administration at Indiana University Kokomo with responsibility for budgetary, fiscal, and administrative affairs. Prior to joining IU Kokomo, Philemon worked as a Financial Analyst in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Indiana University Bloomington and has served in various administrative and instructional positions here in the United States and in his home country of Kenya.

Philemon earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Masters in Applied Health Science from Indiana University Bloomington and holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya.

Who is your favorite musician(s)?
Luther Vandross, Enigma, Magna Canta
What is your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite quote?
"A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dream vacation spot?
Mediterranean and Japan.
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Go on road trips, work out, and go hiking.
Favorite author?
P.D. James

Tara Scott

Events Coordinator & Art Gallery Director
Office of the Chancellor

Tara Scott is the Events Coordinator & Art Gallery Director and has been at IU Kokomo since early 1994. She received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2009. She resides in Bunker Hill with her husband and three children.

What is your favorite type of music?
What is your favorite movie?
'Steel Magnolias'
Favorite book?
Innocent Man by John Grisham
Favorite thing to do outside of work?
Spending time with my family, riding bikes and going to the movies.
What is your dream vacation?
Alaskan Cruise and Hawaii.

Lacy Capozzoli

Executive Secretary
Office of the Chancellor

Lacy Capozzoli is the Executive Secretary in the Office of the Chancellor. She has been with Indiana University Kokomo since 2009, and in her current position since September 2012. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business from IU Kokomo.

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
Read, watch movies, cook/bake, spend time with family and friends, travel.
What is your favorite movie?
'Pride and Prejudice'
Dream vacation?
New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Scotland.
Best travel desination?
Oahu, Hawai'i