BS, Butler University, 1971

MBA University of Indianapolis, 1994


Before "un-retiring" in Oct. 2017, to work at IUPUI, Fred Bagg retired in 2014 after more than 40 years’ experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Planning. For 27 years he was the Director of Community Relations and Marketing at St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers of Indianapolis, moving to a role in Strategic Planning at the hospital in October of 2005 until his retirement. Fred holds a BS in Journalism and Business Administration from Butler University, pursued a Masters in Public Relations from Ball State University (all but thesis) and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Indianapolis. He has been accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the American Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations (ASHCMPR) and was selected to ASHCMPR’s College of Fellows in 1995. In the fall of 2003 he was elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the Public Relations Society of America, and has served as its Chair in 2011. Fred has held numerous posts in a variety of public relations organizations, including several Board positions with the Hoosier Chapter of PRSA, and served as the 2002 President of the Hoosier Chapter. He has held all Board positions - including President - of IABC/Indianapolis and served as President of the Indianapolis Public Relations Society (IPRS). Fred is a Past President of the Indiana Society for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing (ISHPRM) and has also served on the National Board of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD). In 1994 Fred was elected to “Who’s Who in Public Relations” and has earned a plethora of awards and honors during his career. He continues to teach public relations and marketing coursework at several Indiana colleges and has been a frequent lecturer at local, regional and national PRSA, IABC and SHSMD seminars.

Academic interests

Crisis Communication, public relations, integrated and digital marketing communication


J219 Introduction to Public Relations J560 Integrated Marketing Communication in Healthcare


University of Indianapolis Graduate School of Business Adjunct Instructor of the Year, 2003

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