Marsha Baker

MEPI Board of Directors – IUPUI

Marsha Baker is the Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Retention, and Student Services for the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Her role includes overseeing undergraduate student recruitment, new and transfer student orientation, first-year advising, career services, student support services, and summer programming. She brings more than 16 years of academia experience in implementing comprehensive academic and co-curricular experiences for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Along with this, she has built and established collaborative relationships across campuses.

Most recently serving as Director of Diversity and Enrichment with the Indiana University School of Nursing (IUSON), Baker has worked with deans and administrators to strategize all aspects of recruitment of underrepresented and retention of all IUSON students. . She has led the Diversity Strategic plan and initiatives for the IUSON, secured funding for underrepresented students, and created the structure for mentoring and leadership programs through her Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Careers in Nursing grant. From 2011-2019, Baker developed and led a 4-day interdisciplinary summer program for high school students titled Breaking the Myths of Health Professions with the Indiana University School of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Health and Human Sciences, School of Optometry, and Eta Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Baker currently serves on several committees including the Chancellor’s Diversity Cabinet, Crispus Attucks High School Advisory Board, IUPUI Student Experience Council, and the Council for Student Affairs. She has won several awards for her service to IUPUI, including the Chancellor’s Staff Council Multicultural Impact Award, the Sandra K. Neiman Staff Council Recognition Award, and the Dean’s Award of Partnership.

Baker received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Washington State University and her Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University.