Vanessa Richards

Campus Communications Manager

IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Vanessa compiles IUPUI’s faculty and staff newsletter, Inside IUPUI. Her goal is to know what is happening on the IUPUI campus every day of the year.

Previously, she served as online managing editor for the IUPUI Office of Communications and Marketing, as well as part of the Knowledge Base team at University Information Technology Services (UITS), making sure that articles were updated and accurate.

She has spent more than half her life at IU, first as an undergraduate English and anthropology major at IU Bloomington, then a graduate student in information science, and currently as a staff member.

She spends most of her free time either out in nature or gaming. She enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking in the warmer months. In winter, she is probably huddled around a board game, role-playing game, or videogame. She even helps run an Indianapolis-based gaming convention every spring.

I love being in the thick of the action of IU and IUPUI, in downtown Indianapolis.


  • Gamer
  • Geek
  • Hippie
  • IU Alum
  • Native Hoosier
  • Nature Lover