By: Kelsey Batten and Jennifer Gasiorek—
Indianapolis, IN – Ivy Tech Community College has named Jeff Scott to serve as chancellor of the Muncie campus, which includes leadership of the New Castle site, as a part of the College’s new organizational structure announced earlier this year. The new structure will better align with the community 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 bi-regional leadership, including the College’s East Central (Anderson, Henry County, Marion and Muncie campuses) and Richmond regions reporting to a single chancellor. Muncie will now be a self-sustaining campus, with oversight of the New Castle site, with Scott serving as the chancellor. Prior to this role, Scott was the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the East Central and Richmond regions.
“I am honored to serve as chancellor of the Muncie campus and lead for the New Castle site,” said Scott. “I’ve seen our communities change in the last decade and a half since I’ve been with Ivy Tech, and serving in this new role will allow me to use my experience on the academic and administrative side so we can see our Muncie campus, and New Castle site, grow.”
In 2001, Scott began his career with Ivy Tech as adjunct faculty, then progressed in fall 2004 to program chair for the criminal justice program for the original East Central region (Anderson, Marion and Muncie campuses). Scott has also held the role of division chair, dean of schools of public and social services, education, computing and informatics, and business. In May 2017, he was appointed to bi-regional (East Central and Richmond regions) interim vice chancellor of academic affairs. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, he was involved in leadership roles in probation and court services, as well as with private agencies in juvenile and behavioral treatment services.
Scott was instrumental in the development and implementation of Chesterfields Café, a student learning lab for the culinary arts program, which provides a strong presence in the Muncie community. He is the coordinator for the legacy East Central region’s Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant, which includes developing a comprehensive plan and leveraging resources in excess of $600,000 per year. Scott also serves on the College’s Suicide Resource and Information Committee, the statewide Structured Schedule Committee, and the statewide Student Success and Retention Council.
“We appreciate Jeff’s dedication to Ivy Tech and the significant role he will play leading and growing our Muncie campus, New Castle site, and surrounding communities,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “In this new structure, he can intentionally focus on the local communities, grow enrollment, meet workforce needs, and successfully serve our students.”
Scott earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Ball State University, and his Masters of Social Work from Indiana University.
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.