Ivy Tech appoints statewide faculty to manage programs associated with critical economic sectors

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has appointed its statewide faculty representatives to manage the college’s academic programs most closely associated with critical economic sectors for the 2010-11 school year.

These individuals will represent the college and act as a single point of contact for a particular discipline or sector area.  In addition, these individuals will work with curriculum committees in development, expansion, or revamping curriculum related to the discipline, as well as monitor local, state and national workforce and academic trends in the discipline or sector, including participation in national conferences and industry visits.

The appointments are as follows:

Life Science: George Twaddle, Biotechnology Program Chair, South Bend.

Health: Jill Anderson, Dean of Health Sciences, Richmond.

Automotive/Hybrid Vehicle Technology: Mike Erny, Automotive Program Chair, Kokomo.

Sustainable/Renewable Energy: Isaac Slaven, Sustainable Energy Program Chair, Lafayette.

Logistics: Aaron Baute, Business Faculty, Lafayette.

Information Technology: Danette Coughlan, Computer Information Systems Program Chair, Evansville.

Agriculture: Claire Berger, Agriculture Program Chair, Muncie.

Adult Basic Education/Academic Skills Advancement: Rod Brown, Dean, Indianapolis.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.

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