Ivy Tech Community College Names Vice President of Recruitment and Enrollment Management

Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Jo Nahod-Carlin as vice president of Recruitment and Enrollment Management, effective October 19, 2020. Nahod-Carlin most recently held the vice president of Customer Experience position at Managed Health Services (MHS)/Centene Corporation.

Nahod-Carlin has had a 10-year tenure with MHS speaking to and recruiting many of the same Hoosiers as Ivy Tech. In her most recent role, she drove membership growth to the managed care entity that has been proudly serving the state of Indiana for 25 years through the Hoosier Healthwise and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid programs; and the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Medicaid alternative program. She is a problem solver and has experience directing cross-departmental process improvement initiatives, and provided strategic direction for various departments and teams.

“There are more than one million jobs that need to be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years and I’m delighted to join the team at Ivy Tech working to support this critical goal,” said Nahod-Carlin. “I look forward to applying my experience to recruit and enroll Hoosiers from every demographic into high wage career or transfer pathways.”

Nahod-Carlin held other positions at MHS that included marketing roles. She has also held positions with Live-360 and Live Nation.

“The approach to recruitment and enrollment in higher education is changing and we are adapting accordingly,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. “Ivy Tech is here to serve all Hoosiers, from traditional students to adults, those unemployed, those looking for a career change, or those planning to transfer to a four-year institution. The breadth of recruitment and enrollment needs to serve anyone looking for higher education to improve their life. We are excited that Jo is going to join the College with a fresh perspective to customer service and that student journey.”

Nahod-Carlin earned her Bachelor of Science from Ball State University in Journalism and minored in Political Science and Interpersonal Relations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Public Health Association (IPHA), Project Home Indy, and the American Lung Association.



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, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 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. 

Accreditation of the Business Programs at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Reaffirmed by ACBSP

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org Associate Degree Board of Commissioners has reaffirmed accreditation of the business programs at Ivy Tech Community College, with more than 40 locations across Indiana, www.ivytech.edu.

Celebrating 32 years of excellence in global business program accreditation, ACBSP was the first organization to offer specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs, and the first to offer Certificate Accreditation. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes for the Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, and Business Operations, Applications, and Technology at Ivy Tech Community College meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.

Based on the Baldridge Education Criteria for Performance Excellence, ACBSP accreditation evaluates aspects of leadership, strategic planning, relationships with stakeholders, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and educational support to determine whether or not the business programs offers a rigorous educational experience and demonstrate continuous quality improvement.

The business programs at Ivy Tech Community College were first accredited by ACBSP in 1994, making Ivy Tech one of the first to achieve ACBSP accreditation. The College is required to go through the reaffirmation process every 10 years to maintain ACBSP accreditation. “Ivy Tech Community College has shown its commitment to teaching excellence and to the process of quality improvement by participating in the accreditation process,” said ACBSP Chief Accreditation Officer Dr. Steve Parscale.

“This reaffirmation of accreditation is evidence that Ivy Tech is committed to maintaining the highest quality business education for their students for the next 10 years, just as they have done since 1994,” said Parscale.

“Ivy Tech is very proud of the ACBSP Accreditation that validates the quality and rigor of our School of Business programs,” said Aaron Baute, vice president of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Ivy Tech Community College. “We value our great relationship with ACBSP which includes support of Kappa Beta Delta student groups and their role in the professional development of our faculty.”

About Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
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, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 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.

About ACBSP
ACBSP, www.acbsp.org, is a leading specialized accreditation body for business education. ACBSP’s mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize teaching excellence in the accreditation of business education programs throughout the world. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels. ACBSP currently accredits business programs at nearly 1,200 campuses in 60 countries.
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Ivy Tech Foundation nominates six new members to the board of directors

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Foundation has nominated six new members to the board of directors. Two board members, Mark Hagerman and Steve Daily, have retired after serving on the board for 33 years and five years, respectively.

The Ivy Tech Foundation Board leadership remains the same with Michael M. Harmless as chair, Maria Quintana as vice-chair, Patrick R. Ralston as treasurer, and Terry Bowen as secretary.

“We are very pleased to welcome six new appointments to the Ivy Tech Foundation Board,” said John M. Murphy, president of the Ivy Tech Foundation. “Each new board member brings a different perspective of philanthropy and the importance of giving back to our communities. Their expertise in this area, combined with their passion for the mission of Ivy Tech, will ensure that our Foundation continues to serve the students of Ivy Tech and their surrounding communities.”

“The work of the Ivy Tech Foundation, and generous gifts from our donors, enable us to provide students the educational opportunities that transform their lives,” said Mike Harmless.  “It is an honor to serve as Chair of the Ivy Tech Foundation Board and partner with my colleagues in this important work.”

“I would also like to thank our outgoing board members, Mark Hagerman and Steve Daily, for their dedication and service to the board.”

The following individuals were appointed to the Ivy Tech Foundation Board:

  • Alisa Hecimovich, Lake County, vice president, American Precision, Inc.
  • Alicia Hazelwood, Marion, executive director, United Way of Grant County
  • Jim Stehlick, Indianapolis, regional vice president and manager, Wells Fargo
  • Leo Braddock, Sellersburg, executive director and founder, Children Shouldn’t Hunger
  • Paula Heiderman, Madison, community advocate
  • Ed Perez, Columbus, community advocate

After three years of service, Roland Shelton will serve as the development committee chair. Rich VonDerHaar, who has served on the board for eight years, will remain on the Development Committee after leading and transforming the board’s giving efforts.

For a complete list of Ivy Tech Foundation Board members, visit: giving.ivytech.edu/board

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

About the Ivy Tech Foundation

The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. The Foundation’s work is made possible by donations from friends of Ivy Tech. The Foundation distributes these donations as designated by the donor to support students and the College’s strategic initiatives.