INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder has appointed Dr. John Hogan as the state’s new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Placement. Hogan previously served as the Chancellor for the College’s Columbus/Franklin region for the last 11 years.
“John has provided regional leadership in a six-county area and now we will look to maximize his experience and knowledge to help our students throughout the state,” Snyder said. “He will lead the efforts to expand our outreach with employers and connect them with our students throughout Indiana. He will play an important role in the College’s efforts with the Indiana Career Council and Indiana Works Councils to help in matching our degree programs, training objectives and graduates with the workforce needs of the state of Indiana.”
Hogan led Ivy Tech’s six-county Columbus/Franklin region during a period of unprecedented enrollment growth, doubling its size in a span of three years. In Hogan’s tenure as chancellor, the Columbus/Franklin region grew nearly 200 percent from 3,328 students during the 2002-03 academic year to 9,593 in 2011-12. The region experienced a doubling in enrollment from 2006-07 to 2009-10.
“I love this College. So, when President Snyder asked me to take on this critical new role, I was humbled by his confidence in me. The connection between the needs of employers and our graduates is where the rubber meets the road. I’m very excited to embark on this significant challenge,” Hogan said. “I’ve served in a campus leadership role for more than 14 years, so this new challenge will provide a diverse and welcome growth opportunity.”
Hogan led efforts to establish robust course offerings in Greensburg, North Vernon, Nashville, Seymour, and Franklin.
At the Ivy Tech campus in Franklin near Interstate 65, enrollment has grown 380 percent from 249 in 2005 to more than 1,200 currently. The College purchased an additional 27 acres adjacent to the campus to accommodate further expansion and growth. Hogan also helped grow Ivy Tech’s Seymour site from about 100 students 10 years ago to more than 400 students today.
Hogan has been extremely successful in increasing donations to Ivy Tech’s Columbus/Franklin region. His leadership led to a 2,000 percent increase in giving to the region. Donations totaled $93,000 in 2003 and last year, contributions grew to $1.98 million.
Growth at Ivy Tech also led to the establishment of its School of Business building in downtown Columbus and its Agriculture and Industrial Technology building at the Columbus airport.
The number of academic programs available to students in the Columbus/Franklin region has doubled under Hogan’s leadership. Additionally, the Columbus/Franklin region has helped Ivy Tech be the leader throughout the state in efforts to assist students in acquiring college classes while in high school through the dual credit program.
When Hogan began as chancellor 11 years ago, Ivy Tech’s regional campus did not offer dual credit to high school students. Today, more than 4,200 students are saving thousands of dollars in college tuition by taking free Ivy Tech classes in high school, creating more affordable pathways to a career or bachelor’s degrees.
“The highlight of my professional career has been having the honor to serve as the chancellor for the faculty and staff of the Columbus/Franklin Region. In my book, they are simply the best group of professionals with whom I’ve ever been associated,” Hogan said. “I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them. And, of course, I’m pleased that I’ll continue to work with them frequently.
“I love this community. The Ivy Tech team in this Region is like my family,” Hogan added. “My wife and I plan to continue to live in Columbus, and stay involved and in touch with the local community.”
Hogan will join the student affairs team led by Jeff Fanter, who has been named Vice President for Student Experience, Communications and Marketing. Hogan will work with various departments and regional leadership in an effort to continue to enhance the overall experience of the Ivy Tech students.
An important part of that experience for the students is career placement following training or graduation. Hogan will work with employers and the College’s academic leadership to develop cooperative learning, job placement, career pathways and internship opportunities for students. He will work closely with Ivy Tech Corporate College to interface with Hoosier employers to understand and document their needs for well-trained employees and lead the College’s career services efforts to match graduates with employers to maximize the student’s earnings potential. Hogan will represent the College as it works with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and assist with Ivy Tech’s efforts with the Career and Works Councils.
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.