Ivy Tech Community College Names Three Leadership Positions

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer – Kristen Schunk Moreland

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer – Matthew Etchison

Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness – Jonathan Barefoot

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has announced three leadership positions.

Kristen Schunk Moreland will serve as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. She previously served as vice president for Change Management and Strategic Initiatives. In her new role, she will continue to lead the Strategy and Change Management team, as well as the vice presidents of Strategic Operations who work with the campuses.

Moreland has been at Ivy Tech since 2011, serving in various roles including the associate vice president for Process Improvement and College-Wide Initiatives. From August 2015 to December 2016, she also served as the lead for workforce alignment operations while the College implemented the Workforce Alignment department and strategy. She holds a Master’s degree in public administration from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Bachelor’s degree in public affairs from IU Bloomington. In 2016, she became Ivy Tech’s first certified Simplex facilitator, is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Simplex trainer.

Matthew Etchison has been named senior vice president and chief information officer. He will continue to serve as the senior information technology administrator for Ivy Tech, providing visionary and operational leadership for strategic planning, implementation and improvement of technologies, solutions and related support services that closely align with the College. Etchison holds a Master’s Degree in engineering management from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

In Etchison’s 18 months as chief information officer, he and the Office of Information Technology team have instituted an Agile project management approach which has improved the speed of delivery of all IT solutions for the college by 63 percent, launched the national award-winning student app, IvyMobile, and have begun an end-to-end, statewide Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) project on the Salesforce platform. Etchison and team have a long-term plan to make Ivy Tech the most agile, innovative, and tech-enabled community college in the country.

Jonathan Barefoot has been named as vice president for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Barefoot has been instrumental in leading the College during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also leads a team that continuously focuses on business continuity planning and statewide drills. In fall 2019, he led the College’s first full-scale public safety exercise at the Valparaiso campus.

Barefoot has served in higher education public safety for nearly 15 years as a police officer and emergency manager. He has been with been with the College since 2017. He holds a Master’s degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelor’s degree in homeland security from Eastern Kentucky University.

About Ivy Tech Community College
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.