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Bloomington Admissions Representatives

Esthela Rodriguez
Director of Express Enrollment and Admissions
(812) 330-6385

I have been with Ivy Tech – Bloomington for six years! Before becoming a full time employee, I completed classes towards an Associate of General Studies and later transferred and earned my Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University.  Our admission representatives are available to answer any questions you may have about Ivy Tech – Bloomington’s admissions process. We would love to show you around campus or assist in setting up a meeting to chat with our wonderful faculty and staff.  I truly believe that education is a tool that can empower your life and I am excited to be part of your educational journey. We hope to see you on campus soon!  For more information on Campus Visit Days check out: ivytech.edu/goivyday to RSVP for any upcoming events! 


Niki Blackwell
Assistant Director of Admissions
(812) 330-6197

Community College is an excellent place to learn more about yourself, learn new skills,  start a career, and become part of a community. I began my educational journey at a Community College in Ohio. I went on to earn my Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts from Indiana Wesleyan University.  I love education, learning, and watching students have “a-ha!” moments about themselves.  I am here to help you through the admissions process and to answer any questions you have about college.

I hold office hours in Bloomington and Bedford at the StoneGate Arts and Education Center.  My office hours in Bedford are on Tuesdays or Thursdays, periodically, throughout the semester.  Bedford is near to my heart, being from there, and I am working to see more and more classes offered there for the students of Lawrence Co. and the surrounding counties.

Assignments: Schools in Loogootee, Shoals, Greene, and Lawrence Counties. Tabernacle Christian School in Martinsville and Lighthouse Christian Academy in Bloomington.


Ben Grimwood
Assistant Director, International Admissions
(812) 330-6027

Benjamin Grimwood is a Principal Designated School Official who oversees how federal regulations affect nonimmigrant students at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.  In June 2015 he became the International Student Advisor at Bloomington campus.  He is active in NAFSA: Association of International Educators and has presented at regional and national conferences.  EDUCATION  Indiana University, M.A., 2012;  Vanderbilt University, B.A. cum laude, 2010.

“Your college years are the best years of your life!  You won’t remember any of the homework you did, but you’ll remember the friendships you made and the activities in which you participated.  Get involved!”


Dan Padgett
Assistant Director of Admissions
(812) 330-6342

I am a 1998 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and a 2018 graduate of Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Adult Learning and Leadership.  I look forward to helping provide lifelong learning opportunities and career options here at Ivy Tech!

Assignments: Schools in Brown and Owen Counties as well as Broadview Learning Center.