Ann Barney


IUN Chancellor's Medallion (2017)
IUN Chancellor's Medallion
Location: Gary
Presenter: William J. Lowe


A Gary native, Ann's love of Indiana University dates back more than fifty years, when she met her husband, John, at IUN. She completed a bachelor's degree in Education and worked as an educator until the birth of their two daughters. Ann continued to be active in her community, church, and school committees, thus passing on her philanthropic spirit to their daughters, Julie and Kathleen.

Combined, the Barneys have long given of their time and financial support to IUN, serving on boards and committees, including formally serving on the Chancellor's Board of Advisors.

The Barneys, John and Ann, continue to look for ways to improve IU Northwest and its impact on students, including the creation of a new scholarship intended to target a specific group of underserved students.