Vice Chancellor's Cabinet

Photo of Dr. David Chappell.

David D. Chappell, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Operations

David Chappell and his team in the Division of Enrollment Management collaborate with stakeholders across campus to focus on recruiting outstanding students to IU Fort Wayne, supporting their success, and advancing IU Fort Wayne's mission of educating the next generation of health and social services professionals. 

Photo of Jake Huffman.

Jake Huffman

Director of Student Success

Jake Huffman works to foster student success by transforming on-campus experiences into educational opportunities, whether they take place in or out of the classroom. He is committed to building a community that facilitates learning, increases student engagement, and promotes persistence to graduation, while focusing on the whole student with the ultimate goal of success for all students both during and after college.


Ann M. Obergfell, J.D., RT(R)


Working with deans, department chairs, faculty, and staff, Ann Obergfell leads student learning and experiences, general education, faculty engagement, and various program initiatives. In addition, Obergfell provides professional development resources for faculty and staff and develops, revises, and implements policies and procedures when needed.

Melinda Perry

Director of Development

Melinda Perry creates and leads the strategic philanthropic efforts for IU Fort Wayne. In addition, she proactively identifies opportunities to align community partners and businesses with institutional priorities and donors’ philanthropic interest in the Fort Wayne community and beyond.

Sherry Steingass

Business Manager

Sherry Steingass provides stewardship of IU Fort Wayne's fiscal resources in the interest of offering students, faculty, staff, and visitors the best possible experience on the IU Fort Wayne campus. 

IU Fort Wayne School of Medicine Leadership

Fen-Lei F. Chang, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology and Regional Campus Director, IUSM Fort Wayne

Fen-Lei F. Chang leads the educational, research, scholarly, and public engagement activities of the IU Fort Wayne School of Medicine. 

Robin L. Younger, MBA

Director of Operations and Finance

Robin L. Younger is responsible for leading the financial and administrative operations of the IU Fort Wayne School of Medicine.