The heads of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Administration have asked the Indiana Ethics Commission for formal opinions on whether they can accept positions in higher education.
Since moving to its current site in 2008, the campus has seen enrollment grow from about 450 students to 1,200.
The proposal includes a large addition at the campus, a student life center and other improvements that would nearly double Ivy Tech's current 258,000 square feet.
Western Governors University allows students to complete courses as fast as they want and take as many courses as they want a semester, all for the same per-semester fee. But universities in Indiana believe the style isn’t for everyone.
This summer, Ivy Tech Community College rolled out a nearly $1 million marketing campaign that stressed the school’s affordability versus other higher education options. The message appears to have hit home. What looked like an impending 15-percent reduction in fall enrollment ended up at just under 5 percent.
B. Kaye Walter had served as chancellor of academic affairs for the central Indiana region of Ivy Tech until her sudden departure this spring. Ivy Tech is replacing Walter with Kathleen Lee.
Ivy Tech Community College will begin offering accounting, business, criminal justice and information technology classes at the former airline campus on the northern edge of Indianapolis International Airport.
The governor included the measure as part of his final legislative agenda saying that he was concerned that college degrees were becoming too expensive.
For the past four years, Ivy Tech Community College has soaked up 60,000 extra students displaced by the recession even though the funding for new staff and facilities has not kept pace. But now Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder says the sponge is waterlogged.