Steven Beering


President's Medal for Excellence (1999)
In Honor of Presidency at Purdue
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Myles Brand
Honorary Degree (1988)
Doctor of Science
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich


Dr. Steven C. Beering served as the President of Purdue University from 1983 to 2000. Dr. Beering served as Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Director of the Indiana University Medical Center from 1974 to 1983. He has been the Chairman of National Science Board since 2006 and its director since 2002 as well as an Independent Director of NiSource Inc. since 1986. He serves as a Director of American United Life Insurance Company.

He served as a Director of Eli Lilly & Co. from 1983 to April 18, 2005. He served as a Director of Arvin Industries Inc., since 1983 and Northern Indiana Public Service Company, Inc. since 1986. Dr. Beering served as a Director of Veridian Corporation. He was a Trustee of the University of Pittsburgh.

He has been Chairman of the Purdue Research Foundation since 2000. Dr. Beering was Chairman of the Association of American Universities, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and serves on Governing Board of the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr. Beering holds B.S. and M.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 1954 and 1958, respectively, and was also awarded an honorary doctorate there.