It takes experienced and passionate leadership to foster the significant connections that create quality, innovative learning environments across the many classrooms of the Indianapolis Public Schools system.
An eager, results-driven Board of Directors guides the IPS Education Foundation.
Robert Shula is the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation (IPSEF). Under Robert’s leadership, the foundation focuses on fundraising and polarizing community resources under the Mind, Body and Soul program to benefit IPS students, teachers and administration.
Prior to his current position, Shula worked for the WellPoint Foundation managing policy grants in Washington, D.C., as well as executive board placement and community relations budgeting for all WellPoint brands
Previously, Shula served as head of public relations, Teachers Credit Union; Account Director, Zoo Create; Marketing and Public Relations Consultant, IU Health; Account Executive, Bandy Carroll Hellige; and in several media and policy management positions within Indiana state government.
In 2002, Shula graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s of science degree in public affairs.
Shula is a member of the Indianapolis Zoo Associate Council, the Agave board at the Eiteljorg Museum, and has served on resource planning committees for the Indiana Landmark Society, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, College Mentors for Kids, and Lemonade Day.