INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College announced that Saundra King has been selected to serve as Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation.
As Assistant Vice President of Remediation and Innovation, King will be responsible for directing developmental education across the college by leading and collaborating with faculty, program chairs, deans, vice chancellors and other academic administrators. She will also utilize current trends and technology in higher education to make recommendations and lead change for the department.
King has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and most recently served as Director of Transitional Studies for Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee. During her time as Director of Transitional Studies, she oversaw efforts to better serve students who needed additional preparation for college level courses. She also served as the program coordinator for the freshman success course, developed and taught several courses, oversaw operation of the Testing Center, and managed departmental budgets. In addition, King reviewed statistical data pertaining to course completion rates and success rates of Transitional Studies completers in college-level courses; compiled outcomes data; and communicated program components, policies, procedures and outcomes to appropriate college staff and Tennessee Board of Regents staff.
King began her career at Chattanooga State Community College as a counselor and adjunct instructor in 1991. She served as an academic advisor and taught psychology of learning, psychology of individual differences, psychology of personal adjustment, student government leadership, and career and life planning. In her position as counselor, King developed academic and issues-oriented programs for faculty and students and curriculum for “Career and Life Planning.” In addition, she served as faculty/staff advisor for the Student Government Association and was Co-chair of the campus Retention Task Force.
Prior to serving as Director of Transitional Studies for Chattanooga State, King served as Director of the Testing and Advising Center for Mass Bay Community College in Massachusetts. During her time at Mass Bay, she managed advising activities, supervised staff and drafted a policy for awarding Advanced Placement (AP) credit and credit for life experience. Prior to her role as Director, King served as Associate Director of Advising and Testing Center where she coordinated all testing, including the state placement exam, CLEP, HOBET and NLN tests. She was also responsible for the supervision of professional and classified advising staff, development of advisor training, as well as chairing the campus enrollment management committee.
She has also served as the Assistant Director of Campus Life and Residence Director at Maryville College in Tennessee.
King earned her Master of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee. She earned her Associate of Science in General Studies from Walters State Community 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.