Ivy Tech Community College hires executive director of K-12 initiatives

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has selected John C. Newby as the College’s Executive Director of K-12 initiatives. 

Newby will be responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of marketing, recruitment, programs and promotional initiatives that will serve younger students through the courses and programs at Ivy Tech.

The Executive Director will also coordinate the College’s response to federal and state K-12 initiatives and develop partnerships among Ivy Tech and secondary schools and other entities that promote educational mobility to Ivy Tech and to other higher education institutions.

“John brings a wealth of experience to our team as we continue to increase and expand our K-12 outreach efforts,” said Thomas J. Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “The partnerships we have with K-12 and the many dual credit programs that currently exist are a great start to making higher education more accessible to more Hoosiers. We will look to build on what we currently have in place and John will help us reach those goals.”

Newby most recently served for 10 years as the Superintendent of the New Castle Community School Corporation. He also served three years as the school corporation’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, a principal and assistant principal at New Castle Chrysler High School, and a history teacher at Parkview Junior High School in New Castle.

Newby earned his Doctorate in Education, Masters of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from Ball State University.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system and the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. 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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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