The head of the committee searching for the next president of Ivy Tech Community College says the group is reviewing more than 30 applicants. Michael Dora says the pool includes a "diverse mix of candidates from both inside Indiana and outside the state."
Dora says the candidates have "extensive leadership experience" in various industries. In a release from Ivy Tech, Dora said, "We will continue our review of candidates and at a yet to be determined date will begin the process of meeting with some of the candidates in person as we continue the process we started back in October with our college-wide listening tours."
The school’s next president will succeed Tom Snyder, who announced his retirement in September. He has been named to President Barack Obama’s College Promise Advisory Board, tasked with partnering with higher education institutions to develop free community college models.
One of the highest-profile candidates is former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, who stepped down from the position earlier this month to pursue the Ivy Tech job. She says her interest in work force development throughout the state is what attracts her to the position.