INDIANAPOLIS – The Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees has named its new officers for 2010-11.
Lee J. Marchant has been named to the chairman of the board. Marchant (Bloomington) serves as president and CEO of LJM Enterprises, Inc. He was appointed to the board by Governor Mitch Daniels in 2005 and reappointed in 2008. Marchant is a past Ivy Tech Foundation chairman. It is believed that this is the first time in Indiana higher education that a former foundation chairman was later named a state board of trustee chairman.
“I’m greatly appreciative to my fellow trustees for their support and relish the challenge of building on Ivy Tech’s tremendous level of success,” said Marchant. “There is nothing else in America like Ivy Tech. We are the country’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, we continue to experience incredible growth, and yet no institution is as agile and responsive in fulfilling the opportunities created by our dynamic local economy.”
Marchant replaces Kaye H. Whitehead as the chair. Whitehead (Muncie) was honored for her services as the outgoing chairperson at the August 12 state board meeting. She remains on the board with a term ending in 2012.
Anne K. Shane was named the vice chair of the board. Shane (Indianapolis) serves as the Vice President of Strategic Growth Initiatives for The Mind Trust. She was appointed to the board in 2007 and reappointed earlier this year.
V. Bruce Walkup was named the secretary for the board. Walkup (Sullivan) serves as the Regional President for First Financial Bank. He was appointed to the board for a second time in 2005 and reappointed in 2008. His first appointment came in 2001 and he served on the board for two years until 2003.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 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.