NORTHEAST – Jeffrey Smith has been named director of Institutional Research at Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast and will report to Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier. In this position, Smith will focus on the quality and efficiency of data collection, analysis, and reporting thereby providing additional tools for decision-makers to strategically plan as the college evolves. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, he was doing similar work as a research associate at the Missouri Department of Higher Education for two years. Smith earned a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Andrew Welch has been named director of Marketing and Communications at Ivy Tech–Northeast. In the role, Welch will support the internal and external marketing and communication functions of the statewide community college system by collaborating with its central office and advertising agency. He will plan an integrated marketing communications approach and process at a regional level to support the campuses in the nine-county region. He was previously an assistant director of marketing and communications at Ivy Tech–Northeast for two years, operations supervisor and graphic designer at IPFW for 4 years, and at The Journal Gazette for seven years. Welch has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from IPFW, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from IPFW with minors in journalism and public relations, and is in the final stages of earning a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Eastern Michigan 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 nearly 200,000 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.