The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Education

March 6, 2014

Ivy Tech names new Anderson president

ANDERSON — James Willey has been named president of the new Anderson campus, Ivy Tech Community College announced Thursday.

The veteran Madison County educator is currently vice chancellor/executive dean for Anderson.

In his new role, Willey said he will manage the day-to-day operations of Ivy Tech's Anderson campus and programs.

In addition, he will oversee expanding community partnerships and outreach efforts in ways that better meet the needs of local business and manufacturing operations as well as Ivy Tech students.

The changes are part of a restructuring and consolidation of administrative functions the college undertook statewide.

"The Anderson campus has a great team of faculty and staff serving our growing community of students and I'm honored to be named the campus president," Willey said.

"Madison County has so many great things to offer and Ivy Tech is an integral part of its success. With so many developments ahead, including a new facility, the Anderson Campus is destined for a bright future."

Willey lives in Anderson and joined Ivy Tech in 2009. Before that, he was superintendent of the Alexandria Community School Corp. He earned a doctorate degree from Ball State University in educational administration and supervision.

Willey serves on a number of community boards and organizations, and will continue to report to Andy Bowne, chancellor of Ivy Tech’s East Central Region.

Ivy Tech is preparing to break ground soon on the construction of a new 85,000-square-foot facility on 38 acres of land adjacent to Interstate 69.

In July, the State Budget Committee, a bipartisan panel comprised of legislative fiscal leaders and the state budget director, released $20 million Ivy Tech needed to begin construction of the new campus.

Like Stu Hirsch on Facebook and follow him @stuhirsch on Twitter, or call 640-4861.

1
Text Only
Local Education
  • ACS incumbents facing election challenge Most incumbents seeking re-election to various school boards in Madison County will be facing challengers in the November 4 general election.

    August 22, 2014

  • NWS - HB0822 - AU move in - 021 Rainy move-in doesn't dampen freshman spirit

    In the 14 years he's taken part in freshmen move-in day, Stu Erny, director of Campus Ministries and International Student Services at Anderson University, said this is the first time the weather has been unpleasant.

    August 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS - HB0820 - Anderson Christian-SH-1 Anderson Christian School finds new home at local church

    After months of uncertainty, Anderson Christian School has found a new home at Southern Heights Christian Church, and classes will begin on Sept. 8, Tom Snell, school administrator, said on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0820 - Kennedy Google- JC 2 Google X captures heart, imagination of AU professor After spending the summer working at Google's secret research laboratory in Mountain View, California, Scott Kennedy has decided to stay.

    August 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • NWS - HB0819 - Young Eagles-file Youth can fly free Saturday

    Kids can fly free again at this year's special airplane rides Saturday at Anderson Municipal Airport.

    August 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Grant intended to lift college completion for 21st Century Scholars Fall classes at Ivy Tech Community College aren't set to begin for another week, but "college success coaches" from a company called InsideTrack are already contacting 21st Century Scholars to help them transition from high school to college.

    August 18, 2014

  • NWS - HB0817 - Alex library Alexandria library growing When Alexandria-Monroe Public Library Director Montie Manning was getting ready to ask the city council to appropriate funds for a construction project, he decided to give the council some statistics. What he found in those numbers surprised him.

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA - HB0817 - Book Nook - 22 Helping Madison County in the Book Nook

    With its warm lights, comfy chairs and jigsaw puzzles in frames on full display, the Book Nook is an inviting place to discover faraway lands, new worlds and dig into a character’s deepest thoughts.

    August 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • Elwood schools election won't change this year

    There will be no changes this election cycle in how the members of the Elwood Community Schools board of trustees are elected.

    August 15, 2014

  • ACS board members seek re-election Three of four incumbent members of the Anderson Community Schools Board of Trustees have filed seeking another term of office.

    August 14, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide