Daysha Jackson and Heather Alwine Eracleous Named to New Positions at Ivy Tech-Northeast

NORTHEAST – Daysha Jackson has been named Director of Student Success and Retention for the Student Success Center at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. In the role, Jackson will oversee the Student Success Center to coordinate retention efforts and to enhance existing success programming. The office works with faculty and staff to identify at-risk students in order to help them get to graduation; helps students clarify their life and career goals; and develops an individualized College Success Action Plan. Jackson reports to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Chuck Lewton. She was previously at IPFW as assistant director of Admissions (four years) and as coordinator of the First Year Experience program (one year). Jackson earned a Master of Business Administration from IPFW (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from IPFW (2005).

Heather Alwine Eracleous has been named Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications / Community Engagement and Special Events at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. In the role, Eracleous will develop and direct the overall strategy and vision for community engagement for the college. She will develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations for service learning and volunteerism; design and coordinate events and activities on campus that contribute to the advancement of the community and the college; and connect the community with college resources. She will act as central point of contact for engagement information and share information with relevant departments and offices on campus as well. Eracleous reports to Director of Marketing and Communications Andrew Welch. She was previously Special Events Coordinator for the college for three years. Eracleous earned a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from IPFW (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Xavier University (1996).

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech 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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