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Chancellor's Office

Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters


Michelle Griffin

Senior Executive Assistant to the Chancellor


Central Indiana Cabinet


Executive Director of Finance

Tracey Jackson

Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Lori Handy, Ph.D

Vice Chancellor - Campus Operations Officer

Tyiana Thompson

Interim Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services & Student Success

Sara Hauger

Executive Director of Human Resources

Johnny McFarland

Director of Regional IT Operations

Dr. David Oehler

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Aaron Roberts

Executive Director of Administrative Services

Tracey Allen

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Chris Fisher

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives

Danielle Stiles-Polk

Executive Director of Development




Dr. David Oehler

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Michelle Griffin

Senior Executive Assistant to Assistant Vice Chancellor

Rhonda Angsman

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Support Services

Steve Bardonner

Dean, School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Technology

M. Beth Borst, Ed.D.

Dean, Ivy Tech Honors College

Sara Shlaer

Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Education

Dr. Claire Maxson

Dean, School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain and School of Public Affairs and Social Services

Chris Fisher

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives

Charity Bowling

Interim Dean, School of Health Sciences

Brandon Houston

Director of Adjunct Faculty Acquisition and Development

Kevin Keathley

Dean, School of Information Technology

Angie Koller, DNP

Dean, School of Nursing

Jonathan Arbuckle

Director of Accelerated Associate Program

Cyndi Stout

K-14 Dual Credit Team



Administrative Services and Campus Events

Aaron Roberts

Executive Director of Administrative Services

Jason Carroll

Executive Director of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Joshua Thompson

Director of Building Maintenance

Carolyn McCutcheon

Director of Building Operations

Frank Tryan

Campus Lead for Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness

Jim Selmier

Assistant Director of Building Operations

Alex Spicer

Assistant Director of Purchasing

Sherris Johnson

Assistant Director of Internal Events

Lauren Bowman

Assistant Director of External Events


Campus Operations

Angela Davis

Site Manager, Avon and Plainfield

Mary Henehan, Ph.D.

Director of instruction


Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Tracey Jackson

Executive Director, Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Joe Griebel

Executive Assistant

Angie Arteaga

Talent Connection Manager

Kelly Brooks

Program Manager

Tina (Hiett) Brown

Talent Connection Manager

Drew Carey

Career Coach

June Cheatham

FWS Coordinator 

Jennifer Culver

Director of Talent Connection and Program Management

Madeline Dial

Career Coach

Taiylor Fields

Talent Connection Manager

Linda Grotz-Butler

Program Manager

Tionda Harris

Program Manager

Katrina Jones

Employer Consultant

Taranae Madani

Career Coach

Janet Marquis

Career Coach

Libby Oxley

Career Coach

Rebecca Patten-Lemons

Director of Career Coaching

Jane Rich

Employer Consultant

Chevelle Russell

Career Coach

Ariane Smith-Stallard

Employer Consultant

Jenny Trusler

Talent Connection Manager


Diversity, Equity and Belonging

Georgina Owens

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging


Enrollment Management


Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management

Andrew L. Peñalva



Director of Financial Aid Outreach

Arlonda Dickerson

Director of Express Enrollment

Marnie Behrendt

Director of Admissions

Vonda Tyler

Coordinator, Veteran Affairs




Executive Director of Finance


Director of Accounting

Sheila Reich

Director of Bursar Operations

Brandy Gildon

Assistant Director of Finance


Assistant Director of Finance



Human Resources/Professional Development

Sara Hauger

Executive Director of Human Resources

Laikeya Watson

Director of Human Resources

Angel Clemans

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Mary Brigham

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Theresa Hatfield

Data Entry Specialist



Institutional Advancement

Danielle Stiles-Polk

Executive Director for Development

Kevin Andrews

Director of Development

Michelle Hallmark

Director of Grant Development

Amanda Massey

Director of Development

Allyson Eberhart

Director of Development Operations



Marketing and Communications

Tracey Allen

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Lisa Bippus

Coordinator of Marketing and Communications


Student Success

Tyiana Thompson

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Success


Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success and
Director of Student Life and Development


Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success

Virginia "Ginny" Leonard

Director of Student Success and Retention

Shalamar Lundy

Director of Academic Advising

Giselle "GiGi" Brown

Director of Ivy CARES

Bernard Caillouet

Director of Student Conduct and Behavioral Intervention

Sandra Widener

Director of Disability Support Services


Meet the Chancellor

Lorenzo Lamar Esters is the Chancellor for the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis service area. Prior to joining Ivy Tech in July 2021, he served as Vice President for Advancement and Member Engagement with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a higher education association representing more than 1,200 two- and four-year institutions located in 50 states, the District of Columbia, 3 U.S. Territories and 25 countries.

He previously served as Executive Director for Higher Education Partnerships within the Global Education Division of Educational Testing Service, where he led the “Skills for a New Economy Initiative”, an effort focused on creating new solutions for workplace success by visualizing the skills, capabilities and knowledge needed to thrive in a changing economy.

Dr. Esters’ professional experiences have been uniquely centered on generating philanthropic and institutional capacity to support student access, completion, and career readiness efforts, particularly for those from marginalized backgrounds. He previously served as Vice President for Philanthropy at Strada Education Network, a nonprofit corporation located in Indianapolis, IN. He was the inaugural Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management at Kentucky State University, where he managed a budget of $12 million and a total of 85 employees responsible for supporting the co-curricular and holistic development of students. There, he led efforts that resulted in increased student enrollment and retention and built partnerships with businesses such as Toyota Corporation that provided paid internship, mentorship, and job opportunities for students.

Dr. Esters previously served as Vice President for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) Office for Access. Demonstrative of his entrepreneurial leadership skills, he has developed partnerships between higher education institutions and private and federal agencies, and with institutions internationally in an effort to build student recruitment, study abroad, and research capacity.

He has managed a portfolio of over $17 million in grants to higher education institutions nationally and has secured over $3 million in funding, including to support the development of the APLU Minority Male Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative, an effort designed to incentivize partnerships between two- and four-year institutions toward increasing the numbers of minority males who pursue STEM careers.

Prior to his arrival at APLU, he served as Senior Advisor to the President of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has over ten years of experience as a career federal employee including serving as Management and Program Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Esters’ scholarly publications examine entrepreneurial leadership in community colleges, equity, access, and completion in higher education. He has served as adjunct professor of English at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, and at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. He is the former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Northern Virginia Community College and has served on the Board of Directors for Democracy Federal Credit Union.  He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Martin University located in Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Esters is the grandson of sharecroppers from the Mississippi Delta and is the first person in his family to graduate from college.