Ivy Tech Community College is transferring its Wabash campus to the school’s Northeast region. The school says the move helps it better align curriculum with the economic needs of northeast Indiana.
The Wabash campus is currently part of the Lafayette/Kokomo region. The Economic Development Group of Wabash County sent a letter to Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder requesting the transfer. Wabash County is part of the northeast Indiana economic development region, and campus Executive Director Pam Guthrie has taken part in several economic development activities for the region.
Ivy Tech says the Kokomo/Lafayette region will take part in the move to help ensure a smooth transition. Chancellor David Bathe says the change "brings the Wabash campus into better alignment with the state of Indiana’s economic development divisions." Wabash County is a member of the regional development authority that was selected as one of three winners in the Regional Cities Initiative.
The Wabash campus serves about 350 students. It offers degree programs including business administration, cyber security and practical nursing.