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Chancellor's Office

Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters

Chancellor

Tricia Russell

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

 

Central Indiana Cabinet

Vacant

Executive Director of Finance

Ben Carter

Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Lawanda Jobe, Ph.D.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Executive Site Director for Ivy Tech Lawrence

Tracy Berens-Funk, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management

Sara Hauger

Executive Director of Human Resources

Johnny McFarland

Director of Regional IT Operations

Rod Brown, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Academics

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

 

 

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

Vacant

Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Education

Ronda Taylor, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Public Affairs and Social Services

Claire Maxson

Dean, School of Business, Logistics and Supply Chain

Chris Fisher

Executive Director of K-14 Initiatives

Luster Fowler, Ph.D.

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

Aaron Roberts

Executive Director of Administrative Services

Jason Carroll

Executive Director of Public Safety & Emergency Prepardness

Carissa Cartwright-Collins

Director of Purchasing & Project Management

Joshua Thompson

Director of Building Maintenance

Carolyn McCutcheon

Director of Building Operations

Frank Tryan

Campus Lead for Public Safety & Emergency Prepardness

Chris Del Val

Assistant Public Safety Lead

Jim Selmier

Assistant Director of Building Operations

Alex Spicer

Assistant Director of Purchasing

 

Campus Events

Sherris Johnson

Assistant Director of Internal Events

Lauren Bowman

Assistant Director of External Events

 

Campus Operations

Angela Davis

Site Manager, Avon and Plainfield

Lawanda Jobe, Ph.D.

Executive Director Instructional Site, Lawrence 

Mary Henehan, Ph.D.

Director of instruction

 

Career Coaching and Employer Connections

Ben Carter

Executive Director, Career Coaching and Employer Connections

 

Joe Griebel

Executive Assistant

Ariane Stallard 

Employer Consultant

Jane Rich

Employer Consultant

Katrina Jones

Employer Consultant

Kelly Brooks

Program Manager

Linda Butler

Program Manager

Tionda Harris

Program Manager

 

 

Diversity, Equity and Belonging

Georgina Owens

Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

 

Enrollment Management

Tracy Berens-Funk, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management

Andrew L. Peñalva

Registrar

Vacant

Director of Financial Aid Outreach

Arlonda Dickerson

Director of Express Enrollment

Marnie Behrendt

Director of Admissions

Vonda Tyler

Coordinator, Veteran Affairs

 

Finance

Vacant

Executive Director of Finance

 

Sharnell Johnson

Director of Accounting

 

Sheila Reich

Director of Bursar Operations

Brandy Gildon

Assistant Director of Finance

Tiwanna House

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

 

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

 

 

Institutional Effectiveness

Stephen Hancock

Assistant Director of Institutional Effectiveness

 

Marketing and Communications

Tracey Allen

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Lisa Bippus

Coordinator of Marketing and Communications

 

Student Success

Lawanda Jobe, Ph.D.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Success

Anna Droste-Glowinski

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

Amy Griffin

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Success

Virginia "Ginny" Leonard

Director of Student Success and Retention

Shalamar Lundy

Director of Academic Advising

Ebony Frizzle 

Associate 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.