(Greencastle, IN)—Melanie Boesen has been appointed Vice Chancellor/Executive Dean of the Ivy Tech Community College—Wabash Valley campus in Greencastle, Indiana effective July 17, 2013. She will provide general oversight of the Greencastle campus, community outreach and student recruitment.
“Melanie has proven herself to be a clear and strategic thinker and a solid leader, said Wabash Valley Chancellor Ann M. Valentine, PhD. “She will provide the community and campus relationship with an important and thoughtful perspective.”
“I am very pleased and excited to be the Vice Chancellor/Executive Dean of the Greencastle campus. It is good to be working for the community in which I was raised and have lived all of my life,” said Boesen. “I look forward to working closely with community members in strengthening existing and creating additional partnerships. My desires are that we will be able to increase program and course offerings at the Greencastle campus, as well as continue working with aspiring entrepreneurs through the Business and Entrepreneurial Services (BES) Center.”
Boesen will oversee the implementation of the new Supply Chain Management/Logistics and the General Studies programs being offered this fall at the Greencastle campus. These programs were developed in response to assessment of the community’s workforce needs.
Boesen has been Dean of Academic Programs at the Greencastle campus since 2011. She joined Ivy Tech full-time as a faculty member in Office Administration in 1987. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University in 1986 with a double major in Business Education and Office Administration and a certification in data processing. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Ivy Tech—Wabash Valley in December 1993. Boesen completed a master’s degree in Human Resource Development at Indiana State University in 1994.
The Greencastle campus was dedicated in September 2009 and offers degree programs in Nursing, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Office Administration and General Studies. It also offers general educations courses and introductory courses in other subject areas such as Criminology, Health Care Support, Accounting, Computer Information Technology and Agriculture.
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.