Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast Announces New Hires and Promotions

NORTHEAST – Cari Foust has been named Assistant Registrar at Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast. In this role, Foust will help with graduation and transfer credits, along with other duties in the office of the Registrar. Foust reports to Registrar Amy Johnston. Previously she was a records clerk in the Ivy Tech Registrar’s office. Foust earned a master’s degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration and a bachelor’s degree in Communications.

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Lois Kaufmann-Hunsberger has been named Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast. In this role, Kaufmann-Hunsberger will teach five courses in the Early Childhood Education program, advise students, and perform community and institution support. She reports to Cynthia Kumfer, interim Early Childhood Education chair. Previously, Kaufmann-Hunsberger was a mentor teacher for the Head Start program at Ivy Tech. She earned a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Ball State. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Education, Psychology and Sociology from Goshen College.

Barbara Jones has been named Grant Writing Coordinator at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast. In this role, Jones will be working with leadership teams to identify capital and other projects that are grant fundable, matching projects with grant funding sources, developing grant proposals that are compatible with college resources and operational strategies, following grants through submission and coordinating grant reporting during the grant period. Jones reports to John Milentis, executive director of Resource Development. Previously, she was development director for Vincent Village, Inc. Jones earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University−Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Bart Putnam has been named Office Administration Faculty at Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast. In this role, Putnam will instruct courses and aid in curriculum development for the accelerated degree program. One of his goals is to understand the needs and desires of the students in the accelerated degree program, in order to help them be successful in achieving their goals. Putnam reports to Michelle Hagan-Short, program chair of Office Administration. Previously he was a department chair for the business program at Brown Mackie College. Putnam graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., with a Master of Science in Information Systems Management in 1999. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa., and an associate’s degree in Business from Kishwaukee College, Malta, Ill.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions 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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