INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Kristen Schunk Moreland as vice president for change management and strategic initiatives, effective April 1, 2017.
In this role, Moreland will design and lead the change management strategy for enterprise-wide transformational projects. The role also includes responsibility for the management and leadership of a range of process improvement, process management, project management, continuous improvement, and process optimization activities.
Moreland has been at Ivy Tech since 2011, most recently serving as the associate vice president for process improvement and college-wide initiatives. To date, she has led more than 80 process improvement projects. From August 2015 to December 2016 Moreland also served as the lead for workforce alignment operations, while the College implemented the workforce alignment department and strategy.
“I am honored, and very excited, to lead our college-wide efforts in change management and strategic initiatives,” said Moreland. “With our focus on student success and workforce alignment, the College will re-define itself and its initiatives to exceed our goals. I truly enjoy working with the regions and our leadership, and look forward to expanding into this role.”
She has 18 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Her experience includes project and contract management, change management, leadership and team development, strategic planning, policy development and analysis, grant development and administration, and fiscal, legislative and business process improvement.
Currently, Moreland is leading the strategic planning efforts and under her leadership, more than 1,000 participants, from students, faculty, staff, college leadership, trustees, and community members, have participated in fact-finding sessions across the state. She will lead the efforts through December 2017, when the plan will be finalized.
During her time at Ivy Tech, she also completed the organizational assessment for corporate college, now workforce alignment, and was tasked to redesign operational issues. She completed the Voice-of-the-Customer exercise for employers, which resulted in the strategic vision for workforce alignment.
In her career she has been named as a Junior Achievement’s Indy’s Best and Brightest Finalist, won the Indianapolis Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award, and honored with KPMG’s Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Volunteerism. In 2005, she was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Joseph Kernan, honoring those who render distinguished service to the state or to the governor.
Prior to her career with Ivy Tech, Moreland was manager in the Public Sector Advisory Services division of KPMG, where she managed large-scale information technology and business effectiveness project teams and supervised the execution of engagements for various clients. She was also the assistant director for the division of exceptional learners at the Indiana Department of Education, and interim director for the Indiana Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Family and Social Services Administration.
Moreland is an active volunteer for many Central Indiana organizations including co-founding Project Home Indy, a residential facility for pregnant and parenting teenage girls. She is also a board member for the Indy Parks and Recreation and Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School.
Moreland holds a master’s degree in public administration from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public affairs from IU Bloomington. In 2016 she became Ivy Tech’s lead Simplex Facilitator and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
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.