James W. Dye


Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2014)
Honorary Degree (2009)
Doctor of Humane Letters
Honors Convocation
Location: Gary
Presenter: Michael McRobbie
Z.G. Clevenger Award (2003)
B.S., 1953


Local philanthropist and businessman James W. Dye, an IU alumnus and former trustee, is a longtime friend and benefactor of IU, of IU Northwest, and education in Northwest Indiana. His nonprofit organization, The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation, has supported numerous programs and scholarships at IU and other universities, including the Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship for Nontraditional Students at IUN.

In a special academic ceremony at IUN, Dye was awarded the Doctor of Human Letters by in recognition of his service and achievements on behalf of IU and the region. Dye was also recognized at the 24th Annual IUN Gala Celebration later that evening at Avalon Manor in Hobart.