By: Shawn Carmichael—
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has appointed Alex D. Huskey as Chancellor of the Marion Campus as part of the College’s new organizational structure. The new structure will better align with community needs at the campus level and empower campuses to be responsive and nimble in meeting local needs.
Prior to the change, multiple campuses reported to a regional or bi-regional leadership, including the College’s East Central (Muncie, Anderson, Marion and Henry County campuses) and Richmond regions reporting to a single chancellor, a role held by Huskey.
The Marion campus will now be a self-sustaining location with Huskey serving as the Chancellor. He will also serve as Acting Chancellor of the Muncie campus. The Muncie Campus Chancellor position will be posted, with the intention to fill the position by October 15.
“I am honored to have been asked to serve as the Chancellor of the Marion campus, and pleased to fill the Acting Chancellor role of the Muncie Campus,” said Huskey. “This is an exciting time of transition for our Ivy Tech Community College system, as we work to better align with both student and workforce needs within our campus-based communities. I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated faculty and staff at the Marion and Muncie campuses in service to the surrounding community.”
Huskey most recently served as Interim Chancellor of the East Central and Richmond Regions. He joined Ivy Tech in October 2014 as the Marion Campus President. Prior to his employment with the College, he served the State of Indiana as the Chairman for the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, and previously as Superintendent of the Excise Police. Earlier in his career he held positions with the City of Marion, with roles from Patrolman to Assistant Chief, Cornerstone Behavioral Health, and the United States Air Force.
During his years of public service, Huskey discovered his passion for education. He has taught and guest lectured courses in the areas of criminal justice, social problems, and organizational leadership.
“We appreciate Alex’s dedication to Ivy Tech and his willingness to serve in a dual role for the Marion and Muncie campuses during the search for a permanent Chancellor in Muncie,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “He will play a significant role in leading and growing our Marion campus along with setting the groundwork for capital improvements to the Muncie campus. We look forward to seeing him intentionally focus on community needs, continuing to grow enrollment and meet workforce needs, and successfully serve our students.”
Huskey, since 2007, has led the New Bethany Church of God in Christ, in Marion, Ind., as the pastor. He is involved with other roles for the Indiana 1stEcclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ which includes the chairman, and previously vice-chairman, of the Board of Ordination, and Urban Initiatives coordinator.
He holds many volunteer positions with numerous groups including the City of Marion, Grant County Community Corrections Advisory Council, Grant Count Economic Growth Council, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Marion Chamber of Commerce.
In 2014, Huskey was awarded the Tony Maidenberg Community Service award from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2013 he was inducted into the Indiana University Kokomo Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Alumni and received a Governor’s Distinguished Service Medal which was conferred upon by former Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. He is also a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash.
Huskey earned his Master’s in Public Management and Bachelor’s of General Studies from Indiana University. He also has education in various law enforcement topics, including a Law Enforcement Executive Development Course, a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy, and the Midwest Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.