Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder leaves this year. His nine-year tenure as president of Indiana's statewide community college system has included big enrollment swings and graduation rates that have been persistently low.
Launching a $22 million fundraising campaign on Friday, Ivy Tech officials announced that more than two-thirds already had been pledged, including the largest gift in the system’s history.
The former Indianapolis mayor said he is considering several other opportunities.
Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard interviewed for the job but said he now plans to pursue other opportunities.
Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, who resigned from state government to pursue the position, faces competition from candidates both in and out of state.
Ivy Tech Community College faces a crucial moment in selecting its next president, a job the college says demands education experience, fundraising chops and the ability to improve student performance. But has the search become a political football?
A source close to the former mayor said Ballard has neither applied for nor been interviewed by the board for the job. But the source said it would be premature to dispel the notion that the mayor was not interested in the position.
If Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is offered and accepts the job, it would shake up Gov. Mike Pence’s re-election effort, allowing the Republican to find a new running mate to join him on the November ticket.
The lieutenant governor says she's been approached about becoming president of Ivy Tech Community College, and Gov. Mike Pence's spokesman says Pence has encouraged her to seek the job.
The Commission for Higher Education ordered Ivy Tech to review its academic programs by March 1 and either discontinue or improve those that have low enrollment and graduation rates.
Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder plans to retire in 2016 after nearly 10 years as leader of the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, school officials said Wednesday.
Ivy Tech Community College is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to show progress in student success as state officials weigh whether to continue using the college system as a provider for workforce training and education programs.
Ivy Tech is trying to keep more students continuously enrolled because its enrollment has fallen 25 percent in the past three years and because students that stay enrolled are more likely to finish their studies.
Ivy Tech Community College's construction plans have been put on hold and it will face a state review of its programs over concerns about low graduation rates and declining enrollment.
The president, who wants to make the first two years of community or technical college free for students, will face resistance to his plan from Republicans leery of having government pick up the tab.
President Barack Obama plans to discuss job creation, wage increases and other bread-and-butter issues for the middle class during an appearance at Ivy Tech Community College.
Ivy Tech Community College has created a way for pre-engineering students to continue their studies toward a bachelor's degree in one of two engineering disciplines at Purdue University.
Officials from three state universities seek almost $50 million in state funding for a planned medical school campus they would share in downtown Evansville. That’s up from the original plan of $35 million.