The next president of Ivy Tech Community College is expected to be revealed Wednesday afternoon at its flagship campus in Indianapolis. Sue Ellspermann has long been considered a favorite and is a finalist. She expressed her interest in the position prior to officially resigning in February as lieutenant governor.
The Ivy Tech Board of Trustees has scheduled a meeting for 3:30 p.m. where the process of naming current President Tom Snyder’s successor will be updated. After the meeting wraps, Board Chair Paula Hughes is anticipated to name the next leader of state’s largest public post-secondary institution during a new conference. More than 30 applied for the position and the search committee narrowed the final recommendations to three.
Multiple reports, including IndyPolitics.org last week, have pegged the job as Ellspermann’s.
In September, the board approved Snyder’s transition contract away from the position. The school also announced Snyder’s appointment by President Barack Obama to the College Promise Advisory Board. Snyder was hired by the college in 2007
Last year, Snyder helped launch Student Success 2025, an initiative that aligns with national and state goals of 60 percent post-secondary attainment among working-age adults by 2025. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Energy Systems Center and Delco Remy International Inc.
Ivy Tech has 32 campuses and more than 100 learning centers throughout the state, serving over 175,000 students per year.