New Board Members Appointed at Ivy Tech

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By: Jennifer S. Gasiorek, Executive Director of Strategic Communications—

Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College’s State Board of Trustees has approved the following individuals to serve as Ivy Tech Muncie/Henry County Campus board members:

Rob Kitchell, General Manager of Locomotive Operations for Progress Rail. Kitchell joined Progress Rail in March of this year. Prior to moving to Muncie, he was the Sr. Operations Manager for General Electric’s Transportation and Power division. He has a vast array of experience in the global manufacturing and served in the US Air Force. Kitchell has a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Troy University.

Joe Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the Muncie Housing Authority. Anderson joined the Muncie Housing Authority in January of 2017.  As a former Ivy Tech assistant director of community outreach, Anderson held several positions at Ivy Tech since 2012 that involved enrollment and student affairs for Muncie, Anderson, Marion, Richmond and New Castle. He is also an Ivy Tech alumna, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan.

Carla Cox, Regional Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer from IU Health East Central Region. Cox is responsible for the assessment, planning, and evaluation of clinically effective nursing care and service throughout the organization. Cox graduated from Olney Central College with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, and an MBA from Spring Arbor University.

Brock Davis, Administrative Strategist for Henry County Health. Davis oversees strategic initiatives to help reduce expenses and determine workflows for outpatient physicians. He also served as the Vice President of Retail Operations for Ameriana Bank. Davis is an Ivy Tech alumna, caries a Bachelor’s of Science from Indiana University East, and a Master of Science in Management, Leadership and Strategy from Michigan State University.

“This board is comprised of local stakeholders that can help direct our campus to be completely focused on our Delaware and Henry County communities and focus on our education and employer needs,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jeffrey Scott.

Newly appointed board members join, Laura Helms, Eugene Whitehead and Jeff Rodeffer.  Campus board members must be citizens of Indiana and residents of the campus service area they serve. They serve three year terms but many serve for an unlimited number of terms.


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 colleagues and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.