BLOOMINGTON – Officials at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus have appointed James O. Smith, Ph.D., as Division Dean for the Schools of Business, Education, Public and Social Services, and Computing and Informatics. Smith has served at Ivy Tech Bloomington for more than 15 years, and most recently served in a dual role as accounting program chair and interim dean since Fall Semester 2015.

“I’m pleased that Jim has accepted the integral role of Dean for this expansive School,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “He has vast experience developing and implementing articulations and transfer agreements with senior institutions, improving campus infrastructure and instruction, and has employed technologies to improve processes and the quality of customer service for the benefit of Ivy Tech students.”

Smith has been involved with the Higher Learning Commission since 2007, and is currently a member of the Peer Review Corps of approximately 1,300 faculty and administrators from institutions within its 19 state central region. He has performed Standard Pathways and Academic Quality Improvement Program reviews. Additionally, he assists with special reviews including new accreditations and focused visits, as well as with Federal Compliance reviews.

He also serves as faculty advisor of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s School of Business, Education, Public and Social Services, and Computing and Informatics includes various degree options in Accounting, Business Administration, Computing and Informatics, Criminal Justice, Education, Hospitality, and Paralegal Studies.

For more information about how to apply or enroll at Ivy Tech Bloomington, call (812) 330-6013 or visit the campus at 200 Daniels Way on the west side.

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.