Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
The Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College-Muncie-Anderson-Marion Region announces the search for its top leadership position—Chancellor. Ivy Tech Community College is the largest institution of higher education in Indiana, and the largest community college system in the nation with a single accreditation. The Muncie region—one of 14 regions in the Ivy Tech system—includes full-service campuses in Muncie, Anderson, Marion and soon to open New Castle, as well as other training and instruction sites. Enrollment in the region exceeds 9,000, and the region employs more than 200 faculty and 250 full and part-time staff. The Muncie region covers a seven county service area, includes 2,651 square miles and has an approximate population of 429,000.
As Indiana’s sole statewide community college system, Ivy Tech is a key partner in the state’s workforce and economic development efforts, and a key collaborator among its fellow higher education institutions. In the Muncie region, this affords Ivy Tech the opportunity to work with world-class corporations in fields like advanced logistics, advanced manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and technology. The region is also unique in its proximity to several world-class colleges and universities, such as Ball State University, Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Taylor University along with significant k-12 partners. As a result, the region’s Chancellor is a key contributor to efforts vitally important to shaping the economic future of the region. As the leader of one of Ivy Tech’s most significant regions, the Chancellor works closely with Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder as the College helps shape the economic future of the state as whole.
Ivy Tech’s dual mission includes providing academic programs for the emerging workforce as well as customized and short-term training solutions for the incumbent workforce. Because the region is economically and geographically diverse, the College’s programs must be equally as varied including rapid response to emerging businesses, as well as 48 degree programs, including many that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Extensive course and program articulation agreements are in place with Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University and other four-year institutions.
Founded in 1967, Ivy Tech Community College has grown from a career/technical institute to a full-service community college with excellent facilities and an enviable capital development plan. During the past decade, credit-hour enrollment has increased by nearly 90 percent, and the region is poised for continued growth and progress. The region offers state-of-the-art facilities including the Marion and Muncie Fisher campus. Campus expansions are planned in Anderson and Muncie.
Less than one hour from Indianapolis, the growing economic region is home to a full range of cultural amenities, museums and performing arts venues, as well as professional and collegiate sports.
The Search Committee seeks candidates with a well-established record of academic or professional achievement, history of increasingly responsible administrative positions, and impeccable leadership qualities. Earned doctorate preferred. Strong organizational and communication skills, successful fundraising, confident decision-making abilities, proven financial acumen and a record of success in building and sustaining effective public/private partnerships are essential.
(See www.ivytech.edu/chancellor for in-depth campus profile, description of attributes, opportunities/challenges.)
The target date for applications is Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
The review of candidate materials will begin shortly after the target date and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations and applications—to include a detailed letter of interest reflecting on the desired attributes, CV and email/telephone contacts for five references—will be treated confidentially.
Please go to http://www.acctsearches.org to apply.
In addition, you must send a paper copy of your application to:
Ivy Tech – East Central Chancellor Search
Attention: Dr. Narcisa Polonio
Association of Community College Trustees
1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20036
For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, please contact Dr. Narcisa Polonio, ACCT, Vice President for Education, Research and Board Leadership Services, (202) 276-1983 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Golder Alion, J.D., Board Services Coordinator, email@example.com, (202) 775-4466 (office).
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is an accredited, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.