Indiana Daily Student

Community college names new chancellor

By IDS Reports | IDS

POSTED AT 10:44 PM ON Apr. 24, 2014

Jennie Vaughan, a former vice chancellor of Ivy Tech, was named chancellor of the community college for the Bloomington region yesterday.

John Whikehart retired from the position of chancellor in January. Whikehart, who was chancellor for 12 years before retiring, accepted a position as deputy mayor of Bloomington.

According to a Nov. 22 article in the IDS, Whikehart said he would miss his co-workers and the family community at Ivy Tech.

“It’s been an amazing journey, and I’ve had the great good fortune to work with some wonderful faculty and staff on this campus,” Whikehart said.

Vaughan has worked as vice chancellor of student affairs and as executive director of human resources for Ivy Tech. In total, Vaughan has worked for Ivy Tech for more than 17 years during the course of her 31 years in education, according to an April 24 Bloomington Herald-Times article.

Vaughan was introduced as the new chancellor at the O’Bannon Institute for Community Service fundraiser dinner Thursday night. Colin Powell was the keynote speaker for the event.

“We’re really excited about her joining us,” Whikehart said at the event.
Vaughan also worked in student affairs at the University of San Francisco for 13 years, according to her LinkedIn profile.

M.K. Wildeman


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.