FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2013
Susie Graham named Ivy Tech’s Executive Director for Resource Development
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has named Susie Graham its new Executive Director for Resource Development. Graham transitioned this past spring to her new role with the Ivy Tech Foundation, from her previous role as Executive Director for the Center for Lifelong Learning.
“Susie was the founding director when we launched the Center for Lifelong Learning, which under her leadership, has grown exponentially to offer classes for everyone in the community – children, adults, and seniors,” Chancellor Whikehart said. “We look forward now to Susie’s leadership in the Foundation office, growing and ensuring an adequate and sustainable resource base for all of our programs.”
Graham says it was an honor to serve as director of Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s lifelong learning programs, and looks forward to expanding upon the college’s community of supporters to benefit students, faculty, and academic programs.
“The Ivy Tech Foundation plays a key role in supporting the college,” Graham said. “The new realities of reduced state funding and diminishing resources for education make our work even more important.”
Graham joined Ivy Tech in 2006 and directed the Center for Lifelong Learning until spring 2013 when she assumed leadership of the Foundation office. Previously, Graham worked as the executive vice president of the Bloomington Board of Realtors and as client relations manager for the Global Business Information Network at the Kelley School of Business. She is immediate past president of the Indiana Council on Continuing Education and immediate past chair for the Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition. Graham currently serves on the board for Area 10 Agency on Aging and has previously served the boards of Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Bloomington POPS, and United Way Vision Council.
Graham is a graduate of Indiana University, holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University, and is a graduate of Leadership Bloomington Monroe-County.
The Ivy Tech Foundation partners with donors to support students, faculty, and academic programs. Through private, charitable gifts and grants, Ivy Tech keeps its commitment to keeping college affordable, advancing academic excellence, and investing in programs through advanced technologies, equipment, and facilities. Together, these efforts combine to change lives and make Indiana great.
For information about how to join Ivy Tech in changing lives, visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/foundation.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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.