The IU Regional Campuses are of, by, and for the regions they serve. They are engaged in the lives of their communities, regions, and the state, and support development as part of their core mission. This makes them indispensable parts of Indiana University’s overall service mission, and indispensable to the State of Indiana. From their earliest days, the Regional Campuses of Indiana University have proudly served in their role as, what the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), calls “stewards of place.” Public universities, as stewards of place, answer the call from their public and private community partners to mutually take advantage of opportunities and confront challenges common to all. On issues ranging from economic development to support for teachers and the schools to regional planning to community health and more, the IU regional campuses have worked with a wide range of local and regional stakeholders to identify problems, reciprocally explore potential solutions, and test those solutions.