President Johnson at the graduation podium


Charles R. "Chuck" Johnson was appointed the 22nd President of Vincennes University in 2015, after previously serving as Interim President for four months. Johnson came to VU as Provost/Vice President for Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty and served in that capacity for three years.

While at VU, Johnson has overseen the development and growth of VU’s work-based learning partnerships with industry, including the Toyota Advanced Maintenance Technician program in Southwest Indiana and Southeast Illinois, the Advanced Internship in Manufacturing in Lafayette,
Provost Treanor at the podium


Dr. Laura Treanor is a passionate and dedicated leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in higher education. Her professional history includes rich experiences across a variety of higher education settings and roles.

A staunch advocate for instructional quality and student success, Dr. Treanor has held the positions of faculty, Dean, Vice President for Academics, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and most recently, Provost.

Mission Statement


Vincennes University develops people and enhances communities through accessible, high-quality educational programs, strategic partnerships, and active engagement.

Vision Statement


Vincennes University is a premier learning institution, widely recognized for leadership in innovation and delivery of successful educational experiences. A broad range of program offerings and a commitment to superior service ensure the University's role as an important link in Indiana's economic and cultural vitality. VU is a diverse community whose members all share responsibility for supporting the University's mission and are respected for their contributions.

Vincennes University Values

  • Personal growth and academic excellence for our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collaborative relationships with our stakeholders and communities.
  • An environment that encourages open dialogue and cooperation.
  • Continuous improvement through data-informed planning and evaluation.
  • Cultural enrichment, diversity, and individual freedom.

2017 - 2025 STRATEGIC PLAN

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