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Ivy Tech has appointed Bloomington native Erik Coyne as its new campus chancellor in May. Coyne follows previous Chancellor Jennie Vaughan after a 9-year tenure.
Before his role as chancellor, Coyne served as an adjunct professor of public policy at Indiana University and CEO and co-founder of the software company Folia. Coyne has an extensive military background, receiving a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Air Force Academy and retiring as a colonel. He also has three master’s degrees and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Members of Ivy Tech had high praises and hopes for Coyne. Here is what Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said about Coyne:
“Erik will take decades of experience across numerous sectors to lead our Bloomington campus and continue our work to revolutionize higher education. His goals will align to the college’s new strategic plan, Higher Education at the Speed of Life, producing more graduates, securing more workforce-aligned partnerships, continue improving the student experience, and launching initiatives that will provide pathways to high-wage, high-demand careers for all students.”
This Friday on Noon Edition, we will talk with Coyne about his new position and what’s in store for the future of Ivy Tech Bloomington.
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