Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services and student success, Esthela O’Neill, has been named a 4 Under 40 Award recipient by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. O’Neill was recognized at the Chamber’s annual meeting on Sept. 7.

The Chamber’s 4 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals that make a significant impact within their organization through their leadership and work ethic, while also giving back to the community through civic involvement. 

“Esthela’s commitment to student success is evident in her daily work at Ivy Tech. She actively fosters inclusivity within our team and the greater campus community, and builds coalitions to support students throughout their academic journeys,” Dr. Trudy Weddle, vice chancellor for enrollment services and student success said. “Esthela plays a pivotal role in creating a seamless, student-centered college experience and is an invaluable member of the board for Monroe County United Way.”

O’Neill has served the College for 10 years. In her current role, she provides leadership to enhance the Ivy Tech student experience, from enrollment planning and management to student support and development, with a focus on quality improvements and services required to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

“It is an honor to be recognized with the prestigious 4 Under 40 Award from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce,” O’Neill said. “Strengthening relationships with community partners and supporting educational attainment in an environment that promotes and values equity and belonging is what energizes my work at Ivy Tech Community College and in public service.”

O’Neill graduated from Ivy Tech with her associate degree and transferred to Indiana University to complete her bachelor’s. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Indiana University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California. She has been a member of the United Way of Monroe County Board of Directors since 2020 and serves as chair for the United Way Community Impact Committee. O’Neill is a Leadership Bloomington 2020 graduate.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers more than 40 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For information on free training programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

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.