INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy Tech Community College has named a new vice president of career coaching and employer connections. Caroline Dowd-Higgins will begin her role on September 16. She most recently served as executive director of career and professional development for the Indiana University Alumni Association.  

Dowd-Higgins will lead all Career Coaching and Employer Connections aspects, and will focus on student career development, work-and-learn, training and placement needs of employers.

“The future success of Ivy Tech and the Indiana statewide economy is inextricably linked to the employability of its students in high wage careers that empower sustainable lives and bridge social inequities,” said Dowd-Higgins. “The successful implementation of the career development experience for all Ivy Tech students will be a differentiator in our state by connecting talent to the critical needs of the Indiana workforce.”