Rachel Pease has joined Indiana Tech as vice president for institutional advancement. She takes over for Brian Engelhart, whose previous role as vice president for University Relations oversaw Tech’s development and marketing communications efforts. Engelhart remains at Indiana Tech in the new role of vice president for marketing and communications.

Pease previously served as senior advancement officer for Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She was part of a division that raised more than $11 million per year, and she personally raised more than $1.75 million in new outright and planned gift commitments in an 18-month period.

Prior to joining Dickinson College, Pease’s positions have included director of academic development and interim director of development at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland; director of annual giving and development communication at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and director of the annual fund at Shippensburg University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Communication Studies from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.