Ivy Tech Community College Chief Financial Officer wins Inspire Award

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Matt Hawkins has won an Inspire Award, which celebrates outstanding mentors in our community. The 2018 Inspire Awards ceremony took place February 22 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.

Seven community leaders total were named Mentors of the Year for mentoring excellence in the workplace and community by College Mentors for Kids. Hawkins won for the Accounting, Legal and Finance category.

During the event, excerpts from Matt’s nominations were read. “Matt is a servant-leader. He puts those for whom he is responsible for first,” one of his nominators wrote. “My past success was impelled by him, and my future success will be enhanced by him. He is the consummate mentor. His mentorship has been so impactful on my life that I work hard to do for others what he did for me and share the things I learned from him.”

“He is always forward thinking and anticipates the skills and knowledge employees will need to achieve their goals.  He truly wants to see his current and former employees succeed and challenges me as well as others by always looking ahead and asking what’s next,” another nominator wrote. “He has taught me what it means both to lead and mentor well. I hope to have the same impact on my employees as Matt has had on me.”

Hawkins has been with Ivy Tech since October 2017. He serves on the Board of Directors for Indiana Campus Compact.

The Inspire Awards is an annual event designed to celebrate mentoring in the workplace and community. Nominations from around the country are accepted. The Inspire Awards benefits College Mentors for Kids.

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.

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