INDIANAPOLIS - Luke Bosso, a proven leader in the public sector, has been named athletic director for IUPUI, effective June 19.
Bosso, who currently serves as managing director of government advisory with Katz, Sapper & Miller, began his career with Indiana University Sports Properties and Learfield Sports. He returns to athletics following an extensive career leading policy and economic development initiatives for the state of Indiana, while also serving in volunteer leadership for the Horizon League.
"Luke's passion for athletics and his deep relationships in Indianapolis and throughout the state will be an asset to our thriving athletics program, our student-athletes and our coaches," IU President Pamela Whitten said. "As we transition to the future IU Indianapolis, his leadership will help ensure Jaguars Athletics grows as part of the fabric of our city."
"Our athletics program links our campus community and city in countless ways," Interim Chancellor and Executive Vice President Andrew R. Klein added. "Luke's experience and his connections across the city of Indianapolis make him an ideal choice to establish Jaguars Athletics as one of our state's leading programs for student-athletes."
Prior roles for Bosso include deputy chief of staff for the Indiana Department of Child Services, and senior policy and operations director for Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. He additionally served as chief of staff for the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
Chair of the local organizing committee of the Horizon League's men's and women's basketball tournament, Bosso is on the board of directors of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and is a trustee with the Indianapolis Zoological Society.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Franklin College.
"It is a true privilege to join the IU family, and I look forward to pursuing even greater experiences for our student-athletes, ensuring they not only secure a top-notch education but compete at the highest levels as representatives of one of our state's premier athletics programs," Bosso said.
IUPUI is home to downtown Indianapolis' only Division I college sports program and is a member of the NCAA's Horizon League, a Division I athletic conference with 10 member institutions. IUPUI student-athletes compete against Horizon League members in 18 sports.
Bosso joins IUPUI at a time of great transformation, as the campus prepares to operate as IU Indianapolis at the start of the 2024 academic year, with enhanced academic programs, science and research capabilities and the implementation of IU 2030, the strategic plan for Indiana University.