The president and chief executive officer of the Independent Colleges of Indiana has announced plans to resign. Richard Ludwick, who has served in the role since 2010, will step down in June to become president of the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.
Ludwick, who also serves as a commissioner for the Midwest Higher Education Compact and board chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings, will officially begin his new role July 1. The ICI Board of Directors says it will begin a search for Ludwick’s successor after the first of the year.
"By any objective measure, we are stronger because of Richard’s leadership," said ICI Board Chair Bill Katip. "During his seven-year tenure, Indiana’s private colleges have experienced growth in enrollment, student aid, collaboration among our membership, and recognition by policymakers and the public of our educational and financial value to the state."
Ludwick has previously served as provost of Saint Gregory’s University in Oklahoma and vice president for enrollment and student affairs at Albany Law School in New York. At UST, Ludwick will succeed Robert Ivany, a retired Army Major General, who is stepping down after 12 years as president.
An Indiana native, Ludwick has earned degrees from the University of Evansville and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.