Ivy Tech Community College has named Matt Hawkins senior vice president and chief financial officer. The position was previously held by Chris Ruhl, who has transitioned to Purdue University, serving as senior vice president of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Treasurer.

Most recently, Hawkins served as associate vice president for budgets & finance and assistant treasurer at Ball State University. He was responsible for the Capital Finance, University Budget and Cash Management Offices. Hawkins also previously served as chief operating and chief financial officer for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

He also worked for Ivy Tech from 2010 to 2013, as executive director of the Systems Office Grant Office. Hawkins has also served in related roles at Butler University and for the city of Indianapolis.

Hawkins earned his Masters of Business Administration with a Leadership Concentration from Butler University. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Trine University Ketner School of Business. In addition, he is on the board of directors, also serving as treasurer, for Indiana Campus Compact.