- Bicentennial Medal (2019)
- Wells Senior Recognition Award (1976)
Perry Stewart Metz received an undergraduate degree in political science and journalism and a master’s degree in communication management, both from Indiana University. Metz additionally received a Sears Congressional Fellowship in the office of (then) U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, and studied at the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalists, which owns the St. Petersburg Times.
Metz served as general manager of WFIU/WTIU from 2003-2019. He was the executive director of Indiana University Radio and Television Services, during the two decades he spent in university administration. Metz also held a variety of posts, including director of campus relations and assistant vice president. While working under four different campus chancellors, he regularly represented the administration in dealings with students, faculty, staff, alumni, townspeople and legislators.
Metz served as the chair of the statewide consortium Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations for almost a decade. He is a former vice president of the city's redevelopment commission, president of the city's traffic commission and president of the county's convention and visitor’s bureau. In 2019, Metz received Indiana University’s Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished service and contributions.