James L. Green


Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion (1988)
Reception for the Media
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich


James L. Green was born in Indianapolis in 1932. He attended Ball State University in 1950-51 and after serving three years in the Army, he enrolled at Indiana University. In 1957, Mr. Green graduated from IU with a B.S. degree in Journalism having major concentrations in broadcast and newspaper reporting. Mr. Green then became business news editor and State House and political reporter for the WFBM Time-Life stations in Indianapolis from 1959-1971. In 1971, he entered the area of public relations in which he worked as a private counselor until 1973 when he joined Caldwell-Van Riper, Inc. as a public relations account counselor.

In 1974, Mr. Green returned to Indiana University as editor of the News Bureau and soon advanced to the position of Director of the I.U. News Bureau. He was promoted and held the following positions: University Director of News Services and Media Communications, Assistant Vice President for University Relations and External Affairs (1990-1995).

The Assistant Vice President for University Relations and External Affairs reports directly to the Vice President and is authorized to act in his/her absence. Responsibilities include supervising the university publications function in addition to the news bureau; planning, directing and coordinating university relations projects; serving as university relations liaison to the Office of the Vice President for IU Bloomington; and directing and coordinating news media information and materials for university executive officers and the Board of Trustees.