- Honorary Degree (2017)
Doctor of Humane Letters
IU Kokomo Commencement Ceremony
Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
BIOGRAPHYBeth Brooke-Marciniak, the global vice chair for public policy at EY (formerly Ernst & Young), is EY's global sponsor for diversity and inclusiveness and a prominent advocate for the benefits of inclusive leadership. She also helped found and currently leads EY's Women Athletes Business Network, which provides mentoring to elite female athletes and highlights the connection between women, sports and leadership.
A member of the Committee of 200, which fosters, celebrates and advances women's leadership in business, she also serves on the Women's Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum, chairs the Board of Vital Voices and co-chairs the International Council on Women's Business Leadership, founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Brooke-Marciniak served in the Clinton administration working in the Treasury Department, where she was responsible for all tax policy matters related to insurance and managed care. She has been named nine times to Forbes' World's 100 Most Powerful Women list.
Brooke-Marciniak earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from Purdue University. A former member of Purdue University's women's basketball team, she was among the first class of female athletes to receive a basketball scholarship from that institution. She grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, where she attended Taylor High School.