Ivy Tech Community College establishes search committee for East Central Chancellor

INDIANAPOLIS–Ivy Tech Community College has established a search committee for the leadership position of its East Central region. Gail Chesterfield, the current Chancellor of the East Central Region, is retiring effective August 31.

The committee plans to make its final selection by August.  Joseph Russell, Regional Trustee, will serve as committee chair.  Additional committee members include Tom Bennington, Regional Trustee and President of Muncie Sanitary District; Steve Daily, Chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region; Sally DeVoe, Regional Trustee and Executive Director of the Madison County Community Foundation; Stephen Edwards, Superintendent of Marion Community Schools; Dr. Edward Foggs, Community Leader; Dr. Terry King, Provost of Ball State University;  Lonnie Peek, Admissions Advisor at Ivy Tech’s Marion Campus; Anand Ramaswami, Faculty member at Ivy Tech’s Anderson Campus; Quinn Ricker, President of Ricker Oil Company; and Kaye Whitehead, State Trustee and CEO of Seldom Rest Farms.

The East Central region—one of 14 regions in the Ivy Tech system—includes full-service campuses in Muncie, Anderson, Marion and soon to open New Castle, as well as other training and instruction sites. Enrollment in the region reaches nearly 9,000 students, and the region employs more than 200 faculty and 250 full and part-time staff. The Muncie region covers a 7 county service area, includes 2,651 square miles and has an approximate population of 429,000.

As Indiana’s sole statewide community college system, Ivy Tech is a key partner in the state’s workforce and economic development efforts, and a key collaborator among its fellow higher education institutions. In the East Central region, this affords Ivy Tech the opportunity to work with world-class corporations in fields like advanced logistics, advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and technology. The East Central region is also unique in its proximity to several world-class colleges and universities, such as Ball State University, Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Taylor University along with significant k-12 partners. As a result, the region’s Chancellor is a key contributor to efforts vitally important to shaping the economic future of the region. As the leader of one of Ivy Tech’s most significant regions, the Chancellor works closely with Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder as the College helps shape the economic future of the state as whole. 

Interested candidates can learn more about the position and application requirements at www.ivytech.edu/chancellor.  The target date for application is June 13, 2012.

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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