Editorial: Ivy Tech needs to keep local focus as it grows

Ivy Tech Community College is in transition, and that change will be felt particularly in the Franklin and Columbus regions.

The local region is being merged with the Southeast region of Batesville, Lawrenceburg and Madison. If this change brings efficiencies and cost savings to the college, both locally and statewide, then all Hoosiers will benefit, as the college is public and tax-supported.

There are programmatic changes possible. Courses and majors offered at one site could be expanded to others. In particular, courses and certifications related to the skills needed in technologically sophisticated manufacturing should benefit students and companies across southeast Indiana.

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