Balkin Named Ivy Tech South Bend-Elkhart Chancellor

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Ivy Tech Community College has named David Balkin chancellor for the South Bend-Elkhart campus. Balkin has served as associate director of regional development at the University of Notre Dame since 2014.

Balkin will succeed Dr. Thomas Coley who retired in May.

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, and Masters and Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Notre Dame.

“Dr. Balkin brings both deep industry and academic experience to Ivy Tech.  We are focused on aligning the student, community and industry needs of St. Joe, Elkhart, and Marshall Counties, and proud to be engaged in the transformational LIFT grant funded by the Lilly Endowment.  There is much intentional work to align programs, develop youth apprenticeships, and ensure our graduates have workforce skills and credentials that support their, and the region’s prosperity,” Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann said in a news release.  “I am confident Dr. Balkin will effectively lead, align and accelerate these efforts on our campus and partner with industry, education, and communities.”

Balkin will step into his new role on September 3.

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