By: Jennifer Gasiorek—
Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Muncie-Henry County campus has hired Qiana Clemens as the new executive director of development. Clemens, a life-long resident of Muncie has deep ties to the Muncie community. She started her career at the YMCA, and quickly learned that she had a passion for fund development. In her most recent role as the chief operating officer of the Boys and Girls Club, she tapped into her leadership skills during the merger of the Roy C. Buley Community Center.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ms. Qiana Clemens. Her leadership during the merger of the Roy C. Buley Community Center, and the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie was instrumental in our becoming better, and stronger. I am proud of what she accomplished with us, and even more proud of what I am sure she will accomplish with Ivy Tech. Qiana will be remaining a part of the Clubs from her new position and as a committee member for our kids. I offer my heart-felt congratulations to Qiana, and to Ivy Tech on their great new hire,” said Jason Newman, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie.
The executive director of development is responsible for securing financial support of various campus initiatives. Currently, Ivy Tech is looking help raise student emergency funds. These funds are available for students who are facing a hardship or crisis. These funds can help with food insecurity, tuition and textbooks, access to technology, childcare or any unforeseen financial challenges.
“Removing financial barriers for students to obtain an education is what helps communities thrive,” said Clemens. “It is my vision to continue to identify funding opportunities that advance the mission of Ivy Tech Community College and that enable us to further develop strategic partnerships and sustain outreach and services in support of our students, campuses and communities.”
“Ivy Tech has been a part of the Muncie landscape for more than 50 years. We are excited to bring Qiana on board as she has passion and dedication to Ivy Tech’s mission of student success,” said Chancellor Jeffrey D. Scott. “We would not be here today if it were not for the generosity of the community foundations, citizens, corporations and leaders of Delaware and Henry counties. I know Qiana will be a valuable resource as she works with our partners, students, and communities as a whole.”
Clemens is a Ball State graduate, and will graduate from Indiana Wesleyan University with her masters in May. She is married to Duane Clemens and is the mother of 2 children—1 biological son and one bonus son.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.