Martino to join Ivy Tech Kokomo Region administration

KOKOMO, Ind.—Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo welcomes John Martino to the Kokomo Region administrative team. Martino, who has served as the superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Kokomo for the last six years, will begin his employment with the college beginning Aug. 1, reports Celestine Johnson, executive director of Human Resources for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region.

Martino fills a vacancy left by Monty Hughes who moves to a full-time position with Ivy Tech’s Central Office IT department overseeing IT support and services for the Kokomo Region and beyond.

Martino brings years of experiences to his new position as executive director of facilities for the Kokomo Region. He will be charged with overseeing day-to-day operations of the region’s facilities including, Kokomo main campus and surrounding college buildings, the Kokomo Event and Conference Center, Health Sciences/Nursing facility housed in the east half of Inventrek, Logansport campus, Peru Instructional site, and the Wabash campus.

Martino holds a master’s degree from Ball State University in Political Science and attended Indiana Park & Recreation Association Grounds and Facilities Management School. He earned certifications in FEMA National Incident Management System ISO 100/700/800 and is a certified Indiana Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education instructor.

“John’s experience in his recent position transitions very well into his new role,” said Chancellor Steve Daily. “We are very excited to add him to the administrative team. Coming in with such a strong management background is especially critical now as budgets are tightening. John has the administrative experience to help us maximize our facilities budget and best orchestrate the staff for optimal performance.”


About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech 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 colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit
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