University News – February 3

University news

Ivy Tech hires workforce alignment executive

Ivy Tech Community College has selected a business professional with years of corporate experience as its new Workforce Alignment Consultant at the Columbus campus to collaborate with area employers on their training and educational needs.

Jacob Stansbury, who begins at his new position today, brings extensive experience in business operations and logistics, including eight years of manager roles at Cummins Inc.

As the Workforce Alignment Consultant, Stansbury will develop collaborative partnerships with area employers to understand their specific market. He will provide consulting services focused on employer needs and implement processes to co-develop workforce programs and products. He will also serve as a member of the chancellor’s cabinet with the purpose of providing leadership that aligns with the college’s core values and implement strategies to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus.

Before joining Ivy Tech, Stansbury worked for several large corporations in the United States and Canada. He most recently served as the learning and development leader in human resources at Cummins Inc., where he was responsible for the Apprenticeship and School-To-Work Programs with additional oversight onto the Service Award Recognition Program at the corporate headquarter level.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Houston and an associate degree from Kilgore College in pre-law and marketing.

Ivy Tech receives accreditation

INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College has received accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Ivy Tech Community College system is accredited at the state level, with review of all regional programs included. ATMAE ensures that students in educational programs receive an education consistent with standards for entry to practice, or advanced practice, in each of their respective fields.

Ten of the Ivy Tech Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science (AMEAS) programs were reaccredited. Two AMEAS programs, Diesel Technology and the online Building Construction program, were accredited for the first time.

Ivy Tech, along with the University of Arkansas, were the first institutions for ATMAE to consider a 100% online program during the pilot review. Initial accreditation is granted for a four-year period. Programs must submit to a comprehensive re-evaluation for reaccreditation which, at the sole discretion of the ATMAE Board of Accreditation, is granted for a six-year period.

Student named to Dean’s list

Grove City College

Columbus: Michaela Fuller

Student receives degree

Luis Alberto Icaza Paredes, Columbus, has earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Icaza Paredes was among 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees during Georgia Tech’s 258th Commencement exercises Dec. 13-14.