INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder has been named one of ten members of the Council for Resource Development (CRD) Council of Presidents. The CRD consists of CEOs of leading community colleges around the nation who are recognized for their leadership in private fundraising and resource development; success in fostering institutional missions of open access, student success, workforce development transfer education; and the ability to think forward and anticipate the economic and social needs for their communities.
CRD, with the leadership of the Council of Presidents, is committed to equipping current and aspiring CEOs with the knowledge and practical skills required to successfully lead their institutions in this new fundraising-intense environment. As chief advisors to the CRD Board, the Council of Presidents will be instrumental in helping to establish the strategic direction and programmatic priorities of the organization. CRD is committed to providing community college presidents access to learning opportunities guaranteed to build fundraising skills that are guided and endorsed by community college presidents recognized for their fundraising prowess.
Council members advise the CRD Board on national, state, and regional trends and their impact on the strategic responses and directions for CRD. Members also counsel the Board on programming priorities such as changes in the federal and state environment, and the changing role of community college presidents and staff. Other duties include promoting the value of CRD as the premier fundraising resource for community college CEOs.
“I am excited and honored to be a member of the CRD Council of Presidents,” said Snyder. “We can’t continue to change the lives of Indiana students without the help of generous contributions made by community members and Ivy Tech alumni. My hope is that my involvement on this council will lead us to building a better opportunity for our future students to come.”
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.