INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy Tech Community College has announced two finalists for chancellor at its South Bend/Elkhart campus. A nationwide search has been ongoing since current chancellor Dr. Thomas Coley announced his retirement earlier this year. 

One finalist, Dr. Lori Handy, currently serves as Vice Chancellor and Campus Operation Officer at Ivy Tech's Indianapolis campus, and Dr. Gaby Hawat currently serves as Principle with Catalyst Partners. Handy has served in a variety of roles for Ivy Tech in the last decade, including Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Business. 

Dr. Hawat most recently served as Senior Vice President for Operations and Global Initiatives at Florida Institute of Technology. He also has nearly three decades of experience at several positions at Valencia College in Orlando,FL. 

A pair of community forums will be held for anyone interested in meeting the finalists. The schedule is below:

Dr. Lori Handy
Thursday April 25:  10:45 am in South Bend; 3:00 p.m. in Elkhart County.  

Dr. Gaby Hawat
Friday April 26: 10:45 a.m. in South Bend; 3:00 p.m. in Elkhart County.

Dr. Coley's retirement will be official on May 31.