The Board of Trustees of Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley 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 Wabash Valley region—one of 14 regions in the Ivy Tech system—includes full-service campuses in Terre Haute and Greencastle, as well as other training and instruction sites. Enrollment in the region exceeds 9,000, and the region employs more than 250 faculty and 300 full and part-time staff.
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 Wabash Valley region, this affords Ivy Tech the opportunity to work with world-class corporations in fields like advanced logistics, advanced manufacturing, bio-materials, energy, healthcare, and technology. The region is also unique in its proximity to several world-class colleges and universities, such as Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, St Mary’s-of-the-Woods-College and DePauw University along with Vigo County Schools, the State’s fifth largest k-12 school district. 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 largest 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’ 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. Ivy Tech Wabash Valley is one of only seven community colleges in the nation to earn accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art & Design. Extensive course and program articulation agreements are in place with Indiana State University, Indiana University and other four-year institutions.
Founded in 1967, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley 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 a new Greencastle campus, which opened in 2009, and an expanded campus in Terre Haute which was completed in 2005. The Terre Haute campus has recently completed a multi-million dollar capital campaign which funded a state of the art technology and advanced manufacturing center.
Less than one hour from Indianapolis, the growing eight-county region is home to a full range of cultural amenities, museums and performing arts venues, as well as pristine lakes 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, confident decision-making abilities, proven financial acumen and a record of success in building and sustaining effective public/private partnerships are essential.
The review of candidate materials will begin April 4, 2011, 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.
Visit www.ivytech.edu/chancellor to learn more about the application process and the Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley region.
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