W. Michael Wells


Bicentennial Medal (2019)
IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2018)


Mike and his wife, Sue, both alumni of IU and loyal supporters of IUPUI and IU athletics, have had a significant impact across the university through their volunteer work and financial generosity. They have established the W. Michael and Susan L. Wells Women in Science Scholarship to support undergraduate women in the School of Science at IUPUI, providing critical funding to students with demonstrated financial need, a strong academic record and a declared major in a STEM field, thus making a real difference in a field in which women are underrepresented.

This accompanies their generous support of the School of Science and the Kelley School's Center for the Business of Life Sciences. Mike currently serves as a board member of the IU Foundation, on the School of Science Dean's Advisory Council and on the Kelley Dean's Advisory Council.