Ivy Tech Community College selects Lori Dunlap for facilities planning position

INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College has selected Lori Dunlap to serve as the college’s Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning.  She will begin her position in January.

Dunlap will replace Dick Tully who has led facilities planning at the college for more than 27 years.  He announced his retirement earlier this year and will retire in January.

As Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning, Dunlap will oversee capital and construction projects for all of Ivy Tech’s campuses statewide.

Dunlap most recently served as Deputy Director of the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority where she oversaw the design and construction of the Indiana Convention Center expansion, a $275 million project.  She also assisted with the Lucas Oil Stadium project, a $725 million project completed in 2008.  Dunlap managed the budget and accounting for both the Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium projects, including annual audit and regular payments to vendors.

Prior to her role with the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority, Dunlap served as Airport Planning Manager for BAA Indianapolis, LLC where she developed the annual 10-year Capital Improvement Program with an overall budget of approximately $1 billion, prepared presentations to the Airport Board and Airlines, as well as monitored ongoing projects for adherence to targets.  In addition, she managed the creation and implementation of new project management procedures for all capital projects, worked with local government entities to coordinate land use and development on and around airports, as well as directed the $10 million capacity enhancement program at the old terminal.

Dunlap has also served as Special Project Manager for Indianapolis Bond Bank where she supervised public development projects, including the city’s $23 million investment in the Marriott Convention Center Hotel, reviewing design concepts, construction issues, budget control, environmental concerns and public relations.  She also oversaw funding, design and construction of a neighborhood façade renovation program, negotiated various residential and commercial public/private project agreements with developers, simplified the city’s special event permit process, and participated in special projects for the Mayor’s Office, including development of Conseco Fieldhouse, the Parking Task Force and Lilly Endowment Grant proposals.

She has also served as an Investigator with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Special Agent and Criminal Investigator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Office of Inspector General, as well as Investigator for the Office of Federal Investigations.

Dunlap was named by the Indianapolis Business Journal as a 2008 “Top 40 under 40” recipient.  She also served as a volunteer with the Super Bowl Host Committee, was a board member for Impact 100 and is a member of the Hoosier BMW Club and Indiana Construction Roundtable.  She has previously served as a Secretary of the Board for several development-based Community Development Organizations, including the Massachusetts Avenue Community Development Corporation, the Circle Area Community Development Corporation, and the Downtown Area Community Development Organization.

She earned her Master’s Degree in Planning and Development from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics and Public Policy from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.  Dunlap is also a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.

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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