The provost serves as chief academic officer of the college, overseeing development and implantation of Ivy Tech's 150 programs on its 23 campuses across the state. More than 110,000 students are enrolled at Ivy Tech.
Since 1993, Doucette, 56, has held the position of vice chancellor for education and technology at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo. That school offers 70 academic programs across five campuses. It has slightly more than 18,000 students.
The positions of provost and senior vice president of work force and economic development were created by Ivy Tech's president, Tom Snyder, who began leading the college July 1. Both functions had been performed by Carol D'Amico, who resigned as executive vice president after being passed over for the president's job.
Snyder named Susan Brooks, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, to the other newly created position. She began her duties Oct. 1.
Doucette begins his new duties March 1.