NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Michael Bottorff as the vice president of the School of Information Technology. Bottorff most recently served as the associate vice president of information technology at Earlham College. He joins Ivy Tech on May 28, 2024.

“Michael Bottorff is an entrepreneurial, innovative and strategic leader who understands the role higher education can and must play in the advancement of Indiana’s information technology workforce,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech. “As the IT sector continues to see exponential growth, Michael will lead the College and the state of Indiana in conversations about the future of information technology in the workforce and the role that Ivy Tech will play in preparing the next generation of Indiana’s IT professionals.”

Of the more than 40,000 employer job postings for tech-related occupations in Indiana last year, 21.5 percent were in emerging tech fields that are driving business reinvention, such as artificial intelligence, Internet of things (IoT), blockchain and augmented and virtual reality. As vice president of the School of Information Technology, Bottorff will set the strategic vision for the school while leading the development of new academic and skill training offerings for the College’s eight IT programs and the Ivy+ IT Academy, an award-winning program that provides accelerated IT training to Indiana residents.

I'm passionate about Ivy Tech's commitment to providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education for Indiana students. Ivy Tech performs a vital role in the state's workforce development efforts, and I'm excited to leverage my education, technology, and skills training experience to help advance Ivy Tech's mission. I couldn't be more enthusiastic about joining Team Ivy.

– Michael Bottorff, Vice President of the School of Information Technology

Bottorff comes to Ivy Tech with more than 15 years of experience leading IT systems at Earlham College and public school corporations across Indiana, including the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, the Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School Corporation in Trafalgar and Hamilton Southeastern Schools in Fishers. Prior to his career in K-12 education, Bottorff was a senior consultant for Pacific Technologies in Bellevue, Wash.

Bottorff holds a Master of Business Administration with a finance emphasis from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in English education with a computer teaching endorsement from Purdue University.

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.