WGU Indiana Adds to Board of Directors

Posted: Updated:
Carol D'Amico & Todd Bess Carol D'Amico & Todd Bess

WGU Indiana has added Carol D’Amico and Todd Bess to its board of directors. D'Amico is executive vice president of mission advancement and philanthropy at Strada Education Network. She is nationally recognized for education reform strategies that integrate higher education, business and workforce development efforts. In 2013, D'Amico joined Strada Education, where she helps to develop national and state-based philanthropic initiatives aimed at helping students attain post-secondary success and career achievement. She has also served as executive vice president and chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, where she established a statewide workforce development strategy and programming, and served on several national and state-level boards, including a multi-term appointment to the Institute for Education Sciences by President George W. Bush. D'Amico has a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Indiana University Bloomington. 

Bess is executive director of the Indiana Association of School Principals. At IASP, he oversees professional development and advocacy for the state’s high school principals and building administrators. Bess began his career as a teacher then served as assistant principal and assistant superintendent at several north-central Indiana school districts. Today, he’s also on the adjunct faculty at Ball State University and affiliate faculty at Indiana State University, where he instructs in the regional Ph.D. cohort program for the Department of Educational Leadership. In 2017, Bess was named to the Indiana Department of Education transition team for Superintendent Jennifer McCormick. He has a doctorate in educational administration from Indiana State University.

  • Perspectives

    • Scott Flood is the owner of Scott Flood Writing.

      Kvetching Employees Kill Reputations

      There's a lot to bemoan about the state of customer service, but one particularly disturbing trend I've noticed is a growing number of employees complaining in the presence of customers.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Ivy Tech Promotes Monroe to Provost

      Ivy Tech Community College has promoted Kara Monroe to provost/senior vice president. The position was previously held by Dr. Steven Tincher, who will retire in June. Monroe currently serves as vice president, academic innovation and support. In her new role, Monroe will provide overall leadership for academic affairs and serve as the chief academic officer for the college.

    • Kroger Hires Eric Halvorson

      A former longtime Indianapolis television anchor and reporter has been hired by The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Eric Halvorson, who left WISH-TV last year after 33 years, will serve as public affairs manager and media spokesman for the company's Central Division. He succeeds John Elliott, who will become the chief executive officer of Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis later this year.

    • Another Major Development Coming to International Marketplace

      Officials in Indianapolis will Friday break ground on a $24 million mixed-use development at the International Marketplace on the city’s west side. The International Marketplace Coalition says the Pyramids at 35 Hundred will include residential and commercial space, creating 75 permanent jobs.

    • Construction to Start on Tech Park Hotel

      Groundbreaking on the first hotel at WestGate@Crane Technology Park will take place Wednesday in Odon. Officials say the $7 million Sleep Inn and Mainstay-branded hotel will employ more than 20. Owners Mike and Debbie Hicks also own the Comfort Suites in French Lick and the Legend of French Lick Resort Boutique Hotel and Event Center. Plans include...

    • The teams will be competing for $15,000 in total prizes.

      State's Largest Hackathon Targets Public Safety

      Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT lab will this weekend host what organizers call Indiana's largest hackathon. This year's At&T #IoTCivicHack will focus on public safety solutions. Fishers Police Chief Mitch Thompson says new, cutting-edge technology ideas are especially helpful in an industry where "we tend to surround ourselves with other professionals that are in public safety and we all tend to think alike."