Ivy Tech Community College announced today that Ben Burton has been appointed to serve as Chief Financial Student Resources Officer. Burton will begin his new role in January.
As Chief Financial Student Resources Officer, Burton will provide vision, leadership and direction of Ivy Tech’s financial aid resources for its more than 130,000 students at its 23 campuses statewide.
Burton has been with the college since 1987 and most recently served as Executive Director of Internal Audit.
“Ben is the resident expert on student financial aid by virtue of his previous work with the college and his extensive auditing of financial aid,” said Bill Morris, Vice President of Administration at Ivy Tech. “Financial aid is of enormous importance to Ivy Tech and our students. Each year, roughly 60 percent of our students receive some sort of financial aid, and Ben has proven he has the experience to create efficiencies and procedures to make that process easier for our students.”
Burton has also served as Director of Internal Audit where he established an audit schedule based upon an institutional-wide risk assessment and performed fraud audits. In addition, he served as a Staff Auditor where he performed compliance, financial, operational and efficiency reviews of various areas of the college including the business office, payroll, purchasing, financial aid and bookstore operations.
Prior to his career at Ivy Tech, Burton served as a Trust Officer for the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions where he performed compliance and financial audits on Trust Department of State chartered banking institutions.
Burton is 46 years old. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Indiana State University.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest, singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 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 and a member of the North Central Association.