KOKOMO, IN – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Ethan Heicher as the next Chancellor for its Kokomo campus.

Heicher, who has served as Ivy Tech Kokomo’s Interim Chancellor since January, was previously the campus’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He has been with the College since 2009, where he began as a professor of English and chair of the Humanities program.

“Ethan’s leadership will be crucial in supporting the community’s economic and workforce development initiatives,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech. “I look forward to supporting Ethan as he leads the Kokomo service area and seeing his leadership spur more growth and innovation that translates into high wage, high-demand careers for our students.”

“The role of Ivy Tech has evolved to meet the everchanging needs of the Kokomo region, but its mission to serve the community has remained the same,” said Heicher. “I would like to thank President Ellspermann and Provost Dean McCurdy for their leadership, as well as my colleagues and our community partners for their daily reminder of what a mission-driven community college can do.”   

Ethan has over 21 years of instructional and administrative experience at community colleges and currently serves as a member of the Kokomo area’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) grant planning committee.  

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.