The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update


November 7, 2013

Viewpoint: Newspaper reports mischaracterize Ivy Tech


Some will question whether it was appropriate for the chair of the board of trustees, appointed by the governor of Indiana, to send offensive emails. Although he has that right, leadership at Ivy Tech felt it was inappropriate and asked him to stop some months ago.

He followed our desires and refrained from sending additional emails. Further, Ivy Tech did not read or forward these emails. They were deleted. The emails are offensive to many people, but the newspaper’s desire to sensationalize the emails was unfair to the school. He apologized for his actions and the damage he did to the college.

We are hopeful that the media can focus on some of the terrific success stories here at Ivy Tech. Take some direction from the Wall Street Journal, who just featured our Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) in its publication.

The Wall Street Journal was aware of these other stories being written about, but when it learned of the facts, realized it was not the story, but instead these hard-working ASAP students were the story.

There are more stories like that here at Ivy Tech worth sharing.


Thomas J. Snyder is president of Ivy Tech Community College and a resident of Anderson.



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