Ivy Tech Community College’s current Bloomington Region Vice Chancellor Jennie Vaughan is stepping into the role of the chancellor, college officials announced today.
Vaughan is replacing John Whikehart who recently retired and is currently the Bloomington deputy mayor.
“The things that I look forward to are to continue in the legacy of John Whikehart, and to move forward with our expansion of our new building,” Vaughan said. “Our student success is our number one priority here, and basically I want to continue and build on what we have already created here at our Bloomington campus.”
Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said in a statement that Vaughan would bring her 30 years of higher education experience to lead the Bloomington region.
“She will continue to increase our outreach efforts in the communities we serve to ensure that Ivy Tech is providing what business and industry needs to be successful, while at the same time also expanding our partnerships to provide our students transfer opportunities with Indiana University,” Snyder said.
Prior to her role as vice chancellor, Vaughan served as Executive Director of Administration and Assistant Dean of Enrollment Service/Registrar for Ivy Tech’s Bloomington region.
Ivy Tech is in the midst of a statewide consolidation.
Bloomington originally was slated to merge with the Evansville campus, but that decision was reversed. Evansville will now merge with Terre Haute and Bloomington will remain a stand-alone campus.