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Five former Daniels officials land Ivy Tech jobs

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Several people who worked in former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' administration have landed jobs with Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech Community College, but a school spokesman says there's no mystery about the hires.

Ivy Tech spokesman Jeff Fanter said the former Daniels administration officials were tapped to fill open positions and the school is never shy "about hiring the best people."

Five former Daniels officials have been hired by Ivy Tech in recent months, The Herald-Times of Bloomington reported. Those include William Bogard, former assistant director of the state budget agency , who's now Ivy Tech's executive director of budget management. Also hired was former Indiana Office of Budget Management director Chris Ruhl. He's now the school's general counsel.

Fanter said the five hires might seem like a lot, but Ivy Tech has 10,000 employees.

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  • State Dollars
    FYI. Ivy Tech gets about 40% of its operating funds from the state the rest comes from tuition, so its not fully funded by your tax dollars. In fact the state "owes" each of the seven colleges/universities millions of dollars, based on enrollment, because the legislature has never fully funded them despite legislation requiring it. Ivy Tech, and all community colleges have low graduation rates for many different reasons, most beyond their control (eg people only wanting to take a few classes; people dropping out once they find employment; everyone who applies gets accepted, even those with no chance of succeeding, etc.).
  • State Dollars
    Jim Long, yes Ivy Tech receives state dollars. They are completely funded on our tax dollars. And they are graduating less than 10% of their students. Talk about government waste!
    • Indiana Voc Ed
      Don't lose sight of the origin of "Ivy Tech": Indiana Vocational Technical Institute. Changing it was brilliant PR, took it up a notch in public perception.
    • Ivy Tech State Employee3s
      Makes me wonder why Ivy Tech has so many current State Senators and Representatives as well as past state employees on their payroll. I know some of them and they certainly aren't that brilliant. Does Ivy Tech receive and state money? Sure does make me wonder.
      • Is it just me
        Is it just me or does anyone else think that IVY Tech Community College system was created to provide political cronies (Democratic and Republican) high paying jobs, e.g. B Patrick Bauer on the Democratic side.

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