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Jack Schmit is assistant dean of the Indiana University Graduate School. In this position he works to recruit and retain students for graduate study completion at all of the Indiana University campuses, especially focused on underrepresented student populations. Dr. Schmit also serves as the University-wide coordinator for the Herbert Presidential Scholars program and the IU-HBCU STEM Summer Scholars Institute, which is a partnership with 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.