BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus welcomes Laura A. Hammack, Ph.D., Brown County Schools Superintendent, to its Regional Board of Trustees. The Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees approved Dr. Hammack’s nomination effective Feb. 7, 2018 through June 30, 2021.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Hammack has joined our Board of Trustees,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Ivy Tech Bloomington began serving the Brown County community officially in 2017 through the College’s restructure project, focused on better serving students and the state’s workforce needs by aligning with communities at the campus level. It became important for us to add a representative from Brown County to the Board.”
Dr. Hammack has 21 years of leadership experience and has served as classroom teacher, building principal, central office administrator, and superintendent. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at DePauw University, a master’s degree in special education at Indiana University, and a doctorate of philosophy in educational leadership at Indiana State University. She also earned a principal’s license and holds an educational specialist (Ed.S.) superintendent’s license. She is a member of the board for Lotus Arts and Education and serves as chair of the Brown County Drug Free Taskforce. She is past president and chair of the Monroe County YMCA Board of Directors.
Dr. Hammack will join the Regional Board of Trustees for her first meeting at Ivy Tech Bloomington on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Executive Board Room.
“I am excited and thankful for the support of the State Board of Trustees. I am looking forward to further directing my efforts toward the activities of students, schools, and the communities we serve, together with Chancellor Vaughan, the Regional Board, and Ivy Tech Bloomington,” said Dr. Hammack. “It’s a gift to be part of this incredible team.”
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.