As the director of administration for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance at Indiana University, Steve Adams provides oversight of administrative operations while collaborating closely with PSIA’s senior leadership and other colleagues to facilitate the advancement of strategic initiatives and policy priorities supporting the greatest degree of safety for all members of the IU community. He also currently serves as the interim university director for Environmental Health and Safety.
A graduate of the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, Steve returned to his alma mater in 2014 bringing over two decades of experience from the private non-profit sector and government. While serving as the director of strategic development and consulting services at Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, he focused on rural healthcare access improvements and provided strategic development leadership throughout several southern Indiana communities. Steve’s public service included an appointment as the chief operating officer for the Indiana Lieutenant Governor’s Office, where he contributed to the development of enhanced business operations and assisted in the creation of the state’s first Office of Community and Rural Affairs. In addition, during his nearly decade long service with the State of Indiana he assisted in implementing modernization of public and child welfare systems.