Marion, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Alex Huskey as Marion campus president, effective August 25, 2014. Huskey most recently served as chairman for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission in Indianapolis.
Huskey will report to the regional chancellor, Andy Bowne. The focus of the local campus president will be outreach to the local community. In addition, campus presidents will manage the day-to-day operations while fostering a campus climate that is consistent with the College’s core values. The campus president consults with regional administrators to achieve policy objectives and goals for building new and varied community outreach and partnerships, as well as expanding the availability of the College’s instructional and student support services to the community.
“I am excited to join a team that is dedicated to educating individuals and the development of communities within this region,” says Huskey. “Ivy Tech continues to provide relevant educational opportunities that prepare individuals for lifelong learning and employment in competitive marketplaces. I’m looking forward to working with regional administrators, campus faculty and staff, and students, to support student success.”
Huskey’s career includes employment with the Marion Police Department, and he is well known throughout the community for his service as a DARE Officer. He also worked for Cornerstone Behavioral Health Center (Marion) as a program assistant of outpatient services and impatient mental health specialist, and the United States Air Force as a noncommissioned officer in charge of behavioral sciences, 930th tactical fighter group, Grissom Air Force Base.
“We are thrilled that Alex is going to be the Marion campus president,” says Andy Bowne, regional chancellor for East Central and Richmond regions. “Alex brings a broad set of experiences which roll up into a servant’s heart. He is deeply committed to helping individuals and families prepare for a future full of opportunity. His commitment, both personal and professional, is a wonderful addition to the Marion team.”
Huskey earned his Bachelor’s of General Studies and Master’s of Public Management from Indiana University. He is an ordained minister and pastor for New Bethany Church of God in Christ, Marion. Huskey and his wife, Eileen, reside in Marion. Their daughter (Alissa) son-in-law, (Michael) and grandchild (Grace), live in Moore Oklahoma. Huskey’s son (Matthew) also resides in Marion.
The Richmond region aligned with the East Central region in early 2014. Currently two campus president positions have been named, Dr. James Willey, Anderson campus president, and Chad Bolser, Richmond campus president. A formal search process to hire the campus president in Muncie/Henry County will initiate in the near future. Dr. John (Rob) Jeffs was appointed interim Marion campus president, following the retirement of Dr. John Lightle in May 2014. Jeffs will resume his role as associate professor for mathematics.
About Ivy Tech Community College
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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.