Ivy Tech Community College selects former Lumina officer, Jill Kramer, as Asst. VP of Program Analysis, Policy and Innovation

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Jill Robinson Kramer for the new position of Assistant Vice President of Program Analysis, Policy and Innovation. Kramer will begin her position in late December.

In her new role, Kramer will have the primary responsibility for the oversight and implementation of the College’s strategic plan, Accelerating Greatness 2013. She will also provide leadership for long range planning activities and work collaboratively with the department heads in Academic Affairs, Workforce & Economic Development, Distance Education and Institutional Research on innovative initiatives.

“I’m extremely honored to be joining Ivy Tech Community College in its efforts to change lives and make Indiana great,” said Kramer. “It’s an exciting time to be joining Ivy Tech, and I look forward to helping the college reach the goals outlined in its strategic plan and ultimately become one of the nation’s premier community colleges.”

Kramer most recently served as Senior Program Officer for Lumina Foundation for Education where she reviewed grant inquiries, worked with potential grantees on shaping proposals and made funding recommendations aligned with Lumina Foundation’s strategic priorities. She managed a portfolio of nearly 100 grants exceeding $26 million. She also advised, evaluated, convened and connected grantees with relevant resources across the U.S., Canada and Europe, as well as built collaborations of funders and community leaders to achieve a greater impact in the fields of higher education and philanthropy.

While at Lumina Foundation for Education, Kramer initiated a successful grant program to expand advanced placement, international baccalaureate and dual credit programs at 39 public high schools in Indiana.

“We are grateful to have Jill join the Ivy Tech Community College team,” said President Thomas J. Snyder. “Her background and achievements will help the College excel in its strategic planning efforts, as well as reach our goals of serving more Hoosiers, getting more students to graduate or transfer, and elevating the educational level of all Hoosiers.”

Prior to her role at Lumina, Kramer served as Associate Director of Special Events at the Hudson Institute where she increased board donations for special events, assisted in all aspects of planning and implementing of major fundraising events, and planned logistics for in-house policy briefings, book discussions and lectures.

Kramer is heavily involved in volunteer activities and currently serves as Chair of the Summer Learning Taskforce of United Way of Central Indiana. She is also a member of CEOs for Cities-Indianapolis Team, European Access Network, Talent Alliance at IUPUI, United Way of Central Indiana, and Indiana Grantmakers Alliance. She also volunteers as a grant reviewer for the Susan Komen Foundation, Indiana Achievement Awards, and Ball Venture Fund at Independent Colleges of Indiana.

She earned her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from IUPUI and her B.A. in Communication and Spanish from Hanover College.

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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