KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College recently added Gena Wilimitis as the new director of Resource Development. Wilimitis’ previous experience includes working in development for McMurry University and as the Investment Education Coordinator for the state of New Mexico. Wilimitis says she is looking forward to obtaining her first substantial gift for Ivy Tech, something she says will change many lives.
“In my role in investor education, I was allowed to be very creative with regard to program development and building campaigns. I grew tremendously in that position and developed the confidence necessary to come full circle back to the world of philanthropic giving.”
Wilimitis spent the last eight years creating and developing cutting-edge investor education projects and outreach programs for Securities Division. Her tenure there included creating, developing and instituting innovative methods to educate, engage and motivate the public and private sectors to aid local and regional efforts to educate the public about finances and investor protection.
“My role at Ivy Tech will be to find funding to provide scholarships, support existing and new degree programs, and secure financial support for technology, equipment, buildings and renovations.”
Wilimitis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMurry University where she majored in communication and minored in psychology. She says she is excited about her new role and can’t imagine working anywhere else.
“I didn’t realize what an amazing institution Ivy Tech was and is until I became fully immersed. I just knew that I was supposed to take this job. I hope to bring a fresh perspective to Ivy Tech and the office of Resource Development.”