Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., History, Illinois State University
B.A., Art, Eureka College

Dr. Eric Weldy joined the Division of Student Affairs at IU Indianapolis in January 2017 as vice chancellor. Prior to coming to IU Indianapolis, he served as the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Weldy leads the Division of Student Affairs which consists of nine units: Campus Center and Student Experiences, Campus Recreation, Counseling and Psychological Services, Educational Partnerships and Student Success, Health and Wellness Promotion, Housing and Residence Life, Student Advocacy and Support, Student Conduct, and Student Health Services.

Dr. Weldy’s experience in student affairs spans 25 years. In his role at Northern Illinois University, he reorganized enrollment management, including undergraduate admissions and financial aid and scholarship functions, to improve overall business operations and address the university’s decade-long enrollment decline. He worked to increase student retention, boosted staff training, and instituted that university’s first two-day summer orientation program. His background also includes positions in residence hall management, minority recruiting and support, fundraising, and admissions.

Other administrative roles held by Dr. Weldy include associate vice president for student affairs at Florida State University, associate vice chancellor for academic support and student life at University of Minnesota Duluth, and assistant dean of students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.