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Elizabeth (Liz) Embick, Assistant Director

Transfer Advocate, Advisor for Nursing (RN & LPN) Interest, Selective Health Programs -- Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Imaging Science, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care, Surgical Tech, etc.

765-966-2656 ext 1216

Liz is Assistant Director of Academic Advising and serves students at the Richmond campus. She welcomes the chance to work with all students but, has a specific focus on those students pursuing selective healthcare programs. A graduate of Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Arts, she studied English Literature, Art, and Leadership.  While working on her Master of Education degree at Kent State University, she studied student affairs theory and student personnel administration. She has worked in student affairs for 15 years and appreciates the opportunities she’s had to see students reach their goals.

Linda Przybysz (SHEE-bish), Disability Services Support Coordinator

Advisor for Early Childhood Education, Education, Secondary Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Library Science, Paralegal Studies, Psychology, Undecided/Undeclared, and Disability students

765-966-2656 ext 1214

Linda has worked for Ivy Tech Community College for nearly 35 years in various departments. Today, she is an Academic Advisor! Linda is also the Disability Support Services Coordinator, and assists international students who wish to study at the College with a student visa. Linda advises those students, along with students pursuing a degree in Psychology, or those who are Undecided in a particular career program of study. She graduated from Ball State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. Linda also has a Minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She began her journey in higher education in 1983, when she was hired as Small Business Program Chair/Admissions Coordinator at Ivy Tech. As the College changed over the years, so did her role. 

Dr. Lee Ann Powell, Transfer Advocate

Advisor for Early Childhood Education, Education, Secondary Education, Psychology, Liberal Arts, and Undecided/Undeclared

765-966-2656 ext. 1208

Lee Ann is an advisor and transfer advocate. She can assist students with a goal to transfer to a 4-year college. She received her PhD and MA in History from Washington State University-Pullman and her BA in History from Washington State University-Tri-Cities. Lee Ann is active in the community and loves to make a difference in the lives of students.

Jessica Campbell, Academic Advisor

Advisor for Accounting, Business Administration, Business Operations & Applications, Computing and Informatics Programs: Cyber Security, Computer Science, Database Management, Informatics, Information Tech Support, Software Development, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Healthcare Specialist, and Medical Assisting

765-966-2656 ext. 1212

Jessica received her Masters degree in International Higher Education from Loyola University and her Bachelor degree in History and Anthropology from Western Michigan University. She is passionate about study abroad, student success and reaching out to under-represented populations.

Christopher (Chris) Bottomley, College Connection Coach -- Connersville Site

Advisor for All Academic Programs -- Except Nursing (RN and LPN) Interest

765-825-9394 ext 6121

 Chris is an Academic Advisor/College Connection Coach at Ivy Tech In Connersville.  He has worked with high school and college students for 7 years preparing them for their careers focusing on employment, enrollment and enlistment. These are the three “E’s” that are essential for every student planning for their future.  Chris was a partner in a small business for 17 years, giving him the entrepreneurship skills needed to guide others as they plan for their academic and employment paths. He graduated from Greenville University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Chris has also coached boys’ basketball for 22 years, which keeps him active in his community as a way of giving back.  He remains passionate about helping others forge their paths as productive citizens of society that feel accomplished and successful after reaching their higher education goals.

Carl “Jake” Siders, College Connection Coach

Advisor for All Technology Programs (except Engineering), Advanced Automation & Robotics, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Construction, Machine Tool, Manufacturing, HVAC, Industrial Technology, and Welding

765-966-2656 ext. 1210

Jake received his and his Master degree in Educational Psychology from Ball State University and a Bachelors in Psychology from Indiana University East. He loves working with students to assist them in trying to find their passion that will lead them to a career.