Ivy Tech Community College names Vice President of Operations

Bolser, Chad 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Chad Bolser vice president of operations for the southern campuses, effective July 15, 2019. Bolser most recently served as chancellor for Ivy Tech’s Richmond campus.

The vice president of operations will act as a deputy to the senior vice president/chief operating officer, Dr. Andy Bowne, supporting the development and success of the nine southern campuses. A strong emphasis will focus on developing a culture of performance management and delivery, and coaching and mentoring chancellors and other senior level staff on campuses.

“Ivy Tech Community College throughout the state has great leadership teams and I look forward to partnering with them,” said Bolser. “The work that is done on a daily basis with our students and our communities is essential if we are to meet not only our goals as a College, but with the current and future workforce that we serve.”

In 2014, Bolser started at Ivy Tech as campus president for the Richmond and Connersville campuses. In 2017, the College announced a new organizational structure to better focus on serving students and the state, which included all campuses being led by a chancellor. As a result, Bolser was named chancellor for the Richmond campus.

The Richmond campus, under Bolser’s leadership, has seen headcount increase from academic year 2017-2018 to 2018-2019 by 11.78 percent. The number of credentials awarded from academic year 2016-2017 to 2017-2018 have increased by 42.6 percent.

“Over the past five years, it has been an honor to serve the Richmond Campus including Connersville and Rushville, and I am proud of the work and the results that this team of professionals make happen each and every day,” Bolser continued.

During his time as chancellor, Bolser led the negotiation for Ivy Tech’s continued presence at the Connersville Instructional Center. In partnership with the Economic Development Group of Fayette County, the Center transitioned into a one-stop community employment center which included employment service support and class offerings by Ivy Tech. He also oversaw the partnership with the City of Rushville and Rush County and added an Ivy Tech presence in the downtown development project.

“We are excited to have Chad serve in this key role for the College as our new vice president of operations for the southern part of Indiana,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President. “Chad has successfully led the Richmond team and has a proven track record of meeting performance expectations and metrics. His experience in higher education, not only with Ivy Tech, but with K-12 education, will be incredibly valuable for the College as we continue to focus on the success of our students, faculty and staff, communities, and for the betterment of Indiana.”

As an active community member and leader, Bolser serves on various boards including the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, Wayne County Community Foundation, Economic Development Corporation, and Reid Community Benefits. Recently, he was appointed by Governor Holcomb as a Region 5 Commissioner for the Indiana Arts Commission.

Prior to Ivy Tech, Bolser served as a social studies teacher for Richmond Community Schools and head boys basketball coach for Richmond High School. Bolser’s career also includes: assistant men’s basketball coach, head men’s golf coach and instructor for education and physical education at Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.; head basketball coach and history teacher at St. Teresa High School, Decatur, Ill.; and assistant basketball coach and admissions and financial aid counselor at Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo.

Bolser earned his Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Lindenwood University and his Master’s of Education from Earlham College. He is also a facilitator, trainer and coach for Simplex, the creative problem solving methodology used by Ivy Tech statewide.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Inaugural boys STEM summer camp set at Ivy Tech Kokomo

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June 17, 2019
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Inaugural boys STEM summer camp set at Ivy Tech Kokomo
FCA US-sponsored camp follows on successful girls STEM camp

KOKOMO, Ind. – A new STEM camp, aimed at middle school boys interested in having fun and expanding their knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is set for its first sessions at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo.

Presented by employees from the Kokomo and Tipton plants of FCA US, in partnership with Ivy Tech, the two-day camp sessions follow on the success of “Gearing Up Girls for STEM,” a camp for sixth- to eighth-grade girls that recently completed its second summer of programming. The new camp, open to boys going into the sixth to eighth grades, will offer hands-on experiences in physics, biochemistry, engineering, biology, aerodynamics, advanced manufacturing, and virtual reality.

Two sessions of the two-day camp are scheduled: July 29 and 30 or August 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day in Ivy Tech’s Automotive Technology building at 1942 E. North St. Cost is $20 per student, which includes breakfast and lunch both camp days. Registrations will be accepted until July 12 and parents and guardians can sign up campers by contacting Susan Turrill at sturrill@ivytech.edu or 765-252-5497.

“This camp is being developed as a result of popular demand,” said Joe Good, plant manager at FCA’s Tipton Transmission Plant and lead for the camp. “The girls’ camp was developed to expand interest in STEM fields among the young women in our community. Families expressed an interest in a similar program for their boys. We know this is an area that offers a great deal of opportunity for all our young people and a group of male FCA employees decided a boys’ camp was a good idea.”

FCA employees will join Ivy Tech faculty for the two-day sessions. The group is made up of FCA US employees at all levels and specialties including executives, engineers, managers, and members of the UAW, all of whom are committed to expanding opportunities for young people in the manufacturing industry. The summer STEM camp projects come at a time when the issue of workforce development continues to be at the forefront of economic development discussions in Indiana.

Those who would like to address the committee, but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to William Bogard, assistant vice president for budget management.  Comments can be sent to wfbogard@ivytech.edu or mailed to Bogard at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Sponsors of the inaugural boys STEM camp include Chick-fil-a, United Auto Workers Local 685, Mid State Engineering, Caron & Jones Dental Care, and Security Federal Savings Bank.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, and Tipton.

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Official Notice of Public Hearing

OFFICIAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Public Notice of Hearing as required by I.C. 21‐14‐2‐8.

Ivy Tech Community College will conduct a public hearing concerning its proposed tuition and mandatory fee rate increase at 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the William Morris Boardroom (room 300) on the third floor of the North Meridian Center building at Ivy Tech’s Indianapolis Campus, located at 50 W. Fall Creek Parkway North Drive, Indianapolis.

This hearing will provide the public the opportunity to comment on proposed student tuition and mandatory fee increases for the academic years 2019‐20 and 2020‐21.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for in-state tuition is $145.01 per credit hour, a $4.40 per credit hour increase. For 2020-21, the proposed tuition rate for in-state tuition is $149.55 per credit hour, an increase of $4.54 per credit hour over 2019-20.   The technology fee for both academic years will remain flat at $75 per semester.  With the increases proposed, Ivy Tech remains the lowest tuition in the state of Indiana with the lowest overall cost of attendance.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for out-of-state tuition is $283.69 and $292.57 per credit hour in 2020-21.

The proposed new tuition rate for 2019-20 for out-of-state distance education is $170.06 and $175.38 per credit hour in 2020-21.

Those who would like to address the committee, but are unable to attend the hearing may instead send written comments to William Bogard, assistant vice president for budget management.  Comments can be sent to wfbogard@ivytech.edu or mailed to Bogard at Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy North Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46208.

This proposed increase in tuition will be presented to the State Board of Trustees during the June meeting.  The increased student tuition and mandatory fees, in combination with the state’s operating appropriations in 2019‐20 and in 2020‐21 are necessary to fund the college’s operating budget.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.