Ivy Tech Community College appoints Chris Ruhl as General Counsel

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has appointed Christopher A. Ruhl to serve as the College’s General Counsel.  He replaces Susan Brooks, former Senior Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development/General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College, who recently won her bid for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District and will leave her duties at Ivy Tech.

Ruhl has served as the college’s Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer since February 2012.  The responsibilities of General Counsel will be in addition to his current responsibilities.

Prior to his career at Ivy Tech, Ruhl most recently served as the Director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  In that role he was the chief state fiscal officer responsible for the articulation, development and execution of the Governor’s fiscal management policies and procedures.  Prior to his role as Director of the Indiana OMB, Ruhl served for three years as the Director of the Indiana State Budget Agency.  Before that, Ruhl served as Policy Director and General Counsel for the Indiana OMB for two years.

Prior to assuming his responsibilities in the administration, Ruhl practiced in the area of state and local tax law with the law firm of Baker & Daniels LLP in Indianapolis where he assisted multi-national corporations and small businesses in tax planning and representation before state and local taxing authorities.

Ruhl holds a degree in finance from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, cum laude.

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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