Douglas Bates


IU Southeast Distinguished Alumni Award (2014)
Indiana University Southeast
IUAA President's Award (2010)
Indiana University Southeast
B.A., 1989; J.D., 1992


Douglas Bates earned his bachelor's degree in history in 1989 at IU Southeast and his law degree from the IU School of Law-Indianapolis in 1992.

He became active on the IU Southeast Alumni Board of Directors beginning in 1998, serving as president in 2000-01 and 2007-09. He remains active on the board as past president, helping to organize events, participate in advocacy efforts, and execute fundraising projects. He is currently the IU Southeast representative to the IUAA Executive Council.

An attorney in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Bates lives in nearby Charlestown with his wife, Elizabeth.