Ivy Tech Community College Names Leadership Positions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – As part of a broad strategic effort to refine its leadership structure, Ivy Tech Community College recently appointed a new executive vice president for Administration and a chief financial officer.

Matt Hawkins is the College’s new executive vice president for Administration. In this role, he will oversee all non-academic administrative areas at the College. Hawkins most recently served as senior vice president for Business Affairs and chief financial officer.

“This realignment of administrative services under EVP Matt Hawkins allows my deeper focus on our 19 campuses as we continue to transform the college to serve Hoosiers, employers, and our communities,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ph.D., president, Ivy Tech Community College. “Matt’s extensive experience and deep knowledge of higher education makes him well-equipped to lead Ivy Tech’s administration functions.”

Dominick (Dom) Chase will assume the role ofsenior vice president for Business Affairs and chief financial officer. He most recently served as vice president of Finance & Strategic Sourcing.

“Dom brings tremendous experience working with faculty and academic leadership, a deep understanding of the role of finance in higher education, and expertise in transforming higher education,” said Ellspermann. “Matt and Dom have both proven time and again that they are creative, innovative, and effective leaders who are committed to the communities we serve. I believe their expanded responsibilities will help the college meet its student-centered goals.”

Both Hawkins and Chase served as chief financial officer for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and hold Masters’ degrees from Butler University. Hawkins also served in financial roles at Ball State University and Butler 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 institution of higher education. 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.