Arthur M. Lotz


Arthur M. Lotz



Arthur M. Lotz was born in Lanark, Illinois, on May 3, 1931. After graduating from Lanark High School (1949), he attended Manchester College (Indiana) for two years before joining the United States Air Force. After ten years as an Air Force pilot, Lotz returned to Manchester and completed his business degree in 1962. He then enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law and received his JD in 1965.

After law school Lotz joined the Indiana University Treasure’s Office, before he began working for the IU Alumni Office in 1969 - first as Alumni Secretary, and then as Executive Director of the Bloomington campus office. In 1978 Lotz joined the law school as the Assistant Dean for Placement and Bar Relations, and in 1980 he assumed the duties as Assistant Dean for Budget Administration, Bar Relations, and Development, the position he held until his retirement in 1996.

Among his many accomplishments at the law school are designing the school’s first development plan, developing the strategy used to build support from the Higher Education Commission and the state legislature for the law building addition and renovation, and serving as a tireless ambassador for the law school. He expanded alumni events, created and broadened Alumni Weekend, fostered the development of several regional alumni clubs, and initiated the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.

In 2005, Lotz's classmates, colleagues, and fellow alumni created the Arthur M. Lotz Endowment for Alumni & Development, which funds alumni outreach efforts. The School's Office of Alumni and Development is named in his honor. Lotz was inducted into the Indiana University Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in 2009 and was awarded the IU Foundation’s President’s Medallion in 2012.


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