Will now also serve as Chief Information Officer
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has announced the expansion of Christopher Ruhl’s role. He currently serves as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Effective January 1 he will also serve as the Community College’s Chief Information Officer. The addition was made following the retirement of Anne Brinson, former chief information officer, in December 2016.
In this additional role he will oversee the efforts of the Decision Support and Information Technology departments. Major projects within the additional areas include continued expansion of the College’s data warehouse and analytics tools to improve student outcomes and ongoing process improvement projects to leverage information technology to enhance student services and reduce costs.
“It is an honor to work for Ivy Tech and this expanded role is very important to our success,” says Ruhl. “I am humbled and fortunate to be succeeding a terrific leader in Anne who amongst her many successes was building a first class high functioning team that works together for the mission of the College. We will build on the team’s work of using powerful data analytics and leading edge information technology services to enhance student success and workforce alignment outcomes.”
Ruhl has been at Ivy Tech since January 2012. He also chairs the College’s Retirement Committee and serves on the Investment Committee for the Ivy Tech Foundation, Inc.
Prior to his career with Ivy Tech, Ruhl served as the director of the Indiana Office of Management and Budget and the Indiana State Budget Agency for Governor Mitchell E. Daniels. In that role he was the chief state fiscal officer responsible for the articulation, development and execution of the Governor’s fiscal management strategy and policies. Ruhl served as the chairman of the Indiana Finance Authority, the entity responsible for managing Indiana’s $5 billion portfolio of outstanding indebtedness; and as a trustee of the Indiana Public Retirement System, which manages more than $24 billion in retirement assets, where he served on the Audit, Investment and Compensation committees.
Ruhl’s career has also included five years as a tax lawyer with the international law firm, Baker & Daniels, LLP.
Ruhl holds a degree in finance from the Broad School of Business at Michigan State University and a law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, cum laude.
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. 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.