INDIANAPOLIS – Calvin Thomas IV, Vice President for the Health Division at Ivy Tech Community College, has been named to the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) Board of Directors in Indianapolis and will serve as an officer. IHIF is the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry. The Board of Directors is comprised of 22 members.
Thomas began his career with Ivy Tech in February. He currently leads the college’s Health Division, which encompasses all academic programming that prepares students for recognized health science and nursing license or certifications. Most programs are selective admission with limited enrollment, and many programs transfer to a baccalaureate program once license or certification is achieved.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas has been a successful senior executive at hospitals in four states, including California, Florida, Georgia and Missouri. His past leadership experience has been in for-profit hospitals and academic medical center settings.
Prior to joining Ivy Tech, Thomas was the Campus Administrator of Arlington High School, a 7th – 12th grade college preparatory high school in Indianapolis where he was tasked to be the turnaround school operator.
Thomas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from Harris-Stowe State University and earned his Master’s degree in Health Care Leadership from Dartmouth College. He has been an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives since 2000. In 2003, Thomas joined the National Association of Health Services Executives where he has been a member and a past Southern California Chapter President.
The diverse corporate members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry. A not-for-profit trade association, the Forum connects key stakeholders to enhance members’ business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision and leadership in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.
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.