Editorial: With changes, Ivy Tech to better serve community

Ivy Tech Community College has created a position to oversee the Franklin campus and work with local companies to be sure programs will help students get jobs.

The college named Tina Gross to be the first Franklin campus president. She has been campus executive director for three years and worked for Ivy Tech for 20 years. She is one of several new campus presidents Ivy Tech is naming this month as part of administrative restructuring the community college is doing across the state.

Students shouldn’t notice the changes because they are internal and administrative, impacting, for example, the boundary lines of the Ivy Tech region where Franklin’s campus is located, Gross said. For instance, that means Indianapolis Ivy Tech recruiters will go to Indian Creek and Franklin schools to talk to students rather than community college staffers from Columbus, she said.

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