Robert Manuel came to the University of Indianapolis in July 2012 from Georgetown University, where he was associate provost and dean of the School of Continuing Studies. As a higher education administrator, first at New York University and then at Georgetown, he was recognized for his development and implementation of innovative academic programming, including graduate, undergraduate, online and customized educational programs.

In his six years at Georgetown, Manuel revamped the university’s only part-time bachelor’s degree program, launched nine new master’s degree programs and increased enrollments in all programs by more than 200 percent. His emphasis on connecting the academic environment with corporate, nonprofit and government organizations was the driving force behind the school’s growth and success.

Prior to Georgetown, Manuel served from 2000 to 2006 at New York University, where he held the office of Vice President for Enrollment Services and also the positions of Chief Information Officer, Assistant Dean and Clinical Associate Professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Robert L. Manuel, Ph.D.

  • Age: 44
  • Hometown: North Adams, Mass.
  • Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, (UM-related) Allegheny College
  • Master of Science, Higher Education Administration, (UM-related) Syracuse University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education Administration, New York University
  • Previous position: Associate Provost, Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Family: Wife, Wilmara; three daughters
  • Hobbies and interests: Music, photography
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