Ivy Tech Community College’s Spring Registration Kicks Off September 12

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ivy Tech Community College wants to remind current and prospective students that registration for the spring semester begins on Monday, September 12.  

Students can get enrolled and better prepare for registration by attending a Tuesdays@TheTech event on their nearest campus or by visiting their local Ivy Tech campus during normal business hours.

Ivy Tech offers flexible course options, including on campus, online, or a mix of both. With more than 70 academic programs, including those in the Schools of Healthcare, IT, Advanced Manufacturing, and more, students are sure to find a program to achieve their education and career goals. 

Students can also explore certifications through Next Level Jobs, a program that gives students the opportunity to earn a FREE credential from Ivy Tech, thanks to the Workforce Ready Grant, setting them up to take the next step towards a high-paying, high-demand job in Indiana.

Those who are interested in launching a career to propel them quickly into the workforce or to advance their career are encouraged to pursue a short-term credential. Ivy Tech also encourages students to take advantage of Ivy+ Career Link for free career exploration coaching.

Students who have already applied to Ivy Tech are encouraged to start their education during the second fall session which begins Monday, Oct. 24.

Ivy Tech offers five starting sessions throughout the academic year beginning with fall sessions in late August and October, spring sessions in January and March, and the summer session which begins in May.

Visit www.ivytech.edu to get started today.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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Ivy Tech Community College Selects Amber Williams as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Amber Williams as its next Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. In this role, Williams will lead the College in implementing initiatives that promote and advance diversity, equity and belonging and ensure these efforts support the College’s values and strategic goals. Additionally, Williams will work

in collaboration with the College’s procurement office to establish pathways for minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses that want to do business with the College. Among other responsibilities, Williams will also work with campus leadership to develop engagement opportunities that will proactively affect the recruitment, retention, engagement, and persistence of under-represented students.

Williams began her career at Ivy Tech Kokomo back in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In 2020, she became the College’s Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging, and has served as Interim Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. Williams possesses over 12 years of experience in higher education.

“We have made exceptional strides in our diversity, equity, and belonging work as a College,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech. “Ivy Tech is the front door to post-secondary education and prosperity for many Hoosiers as Indiana’s open access community college.  I am confident that Amber will continue to position Ivy Tech as a leader in this work, and I look forward to working with her to further progress for all Hoosiers, students, employees, and communities.”

Ivy Tech has been named by Forbes as a Best Employer for Diversity, Best Employer for Women and Best State Employer.

“I am honored to now serve Ivy Tech Community College in the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Belonging,” said Williams. “Through engaging and service-oriented leadership, I look forward to being a part of the continuous work being done across the state to create a sense of belonging for our employees and students that help to close equity gaps and make a difference in the lives of generations to come.”

Williams holds a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Evangel University. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission’s MLK “Keeping the Dream Alive” Award, Ivy Tech’s 2016 Excellence in Volunteerism Award, and the 2016 Paragon Award for new Phi Theta Kappa Advisors.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a  seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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Ivy Tech Community College Named to 2022 Forbes America’s Best State Employers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College was named in the annual Top 100 ranking of America’s Best State Employers. This is the third Forbes designation the College has received this year, along with the Best Employers for Women for the second straight year and the Best Employers for Diversity.

Along with market research company Statista, Forbes’ rankings identify the companies positively rated by their employees on a variety of criteria, including the safety of work environment, fairness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, openness to telecommuting, and likelihood to recommend their employer to others. The final list ranks the 1,382 employers that received the greatest number of recommendations in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana’s list includes 75 employers, but only five institutions of higher education.

“Becoming known as great place to work has been a focus of the College,” Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President said. “It is exciting to see that our efforts to align policies and procedures to support all employees have paid off. These efforts have enabled us to increase employee engagement and attract and retain top talent.”

Ivy Tech has over 6,400 employees; about half of those are full-time. You can see the full Forbes list at https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-employers-by-state/?sh=4c7768161983.  

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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