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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.

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