Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Jim Conwell resigned because of a “need to focus on a family health issue that is requiring more of his time and attention,” the school said Wednesday.
A Carmel-based church plans to close on its $1.8 million purchase of the building near Interstate 465 and Michigan Road on November 5.
Valparaiso University and Middle Tennessee State University had approved transferring the struggling law school to the Volunteer State, but higher-education officials objected.
The college will open adjacent to the Marian campus in Indianapolis, but the institutions will study whether it makes sense to expand to other areas of the state. One location that will be studied is Saint Joseph’s closed campus in Rensselaer.
The college will aim to attract students by offering small class sizes and the opportunity to work part-time while attending school at employers who are working in partnership with Marian.
White, a former superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools, was hired in 2013 to put the university on surer footing. The black liberal arts college on the city’s east side had seen a string of presidents come and go since the retirement of its co-founder in 2007.
Pretty much every school of note, including Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame, Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College (which offers a well-regarded two-year associate’s degree certified by the National Security Agency) offers advanced education for students interested in cybersecurity.
Ball State University does not plan to change the name of the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Purdue, however, is following the lead of several other colleges that have distanced themselves from the controversial Papa John’s Pizza chain founder.
It was the first time gifts to the university exceeded $400 million in one year. Purdue brought in another $454.5 million for sponsored research, an increase of about $36 million from the prior year.
Parent organization Dream Center Education Holdings said it has been “undergoing an ongoing process of evaluating the viability of certain campus-based programs.”
Indiana higher education officials are aware that the owner of The Art Institute of Indianapolis “may close Art Institute campuses in multiple states.” They are monitoring the situation.
Members of the City-County Council on Monday voted overwhelmingly in favor of appropriating $560,000 to get Indy Achieves off the ground, but they also expressed concern about its ongoing cost amid many city needs.
A lawsuit filed by ITT Educational Services’ bankruptcy trustee seeks $250 million from the firm’s former CEO and board members, whom she alleges were disengaged as the business melted down.
The lawsuit alleges that ITT Educational’s bankruptcy and the closure of its 130-school chain could have been avoided or minimized if the board of directors had fulfilled its duties instead of focusing on keeping former CEO Kevin Modany happy.
Indy Achieves seeks to increase the portion of central Indiana adults with a post-secondary credential to 65 percent and eliminate pervasive attainment gaps by 2027.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Tuesday plan to roll out an initiative called Indy Achieves, which will support students across Indianapolis’ 11 school districts.
Newly created WGU Advancement will raise funds to support the university’s mission and commitment to “reinvigorating the promise of higher education for all.”
Sunday’s graduation ceremony includes 43 former St. Joseph’s College students who transferred to Marian after the Rensselaer college suspended operations last year.
Real-world opportunities can range from colleges funding internship and experiential learning programs to businesses giving young professionals room to flex their muscles and earn their wings, according to experts in Indiana workforce issues.
Tom Sugar, who founded Indianapolis-based Complete College America with the late Stan Jones, hopes to “build seamless pathways” for students between community colleges and four-year institutions.