Ivy Tech announces Kimberly M. King as Acting Chancellor for Kokomo Campus 

Appointment is part of College’s new organizational structure

Kimberly King

KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has appointed Kimberly M. King as acting chancellor of the Kokomo Campus as part of the College’s new organizational structure. The new structure is designed to better align with community needs at the campus level and empower campuses to be responsive and nimble in meeting local needs.

Prior to the change, multiple campuses reported to a regional or bi-regional leadership, including the College’s Kokomo and Lafayette regions reporting to a single chancellor, a role held by Dr. David Bathe. Bathe was recently named chancellor of the Lafayette Campus.

The Kokomo Campus will now be a self-sustaining location with King serving as the acting chancellor. She will also continue in the role of associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. The Kokomo Campus chancellor position will be posted, with the intention to fill the position by Nov. 1.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve as the acting chancellor of the Kokomo Campus,” King said. “This is an exciting time of transition for our Ivy Tech Community College system, as we work to better align with both student and workforce needs within our campus-based communities. I look forward to continuing to work with our dedicated faculty and staff at the Kokomo Campus in service to the surrounding community.”

For the past two years, King has served Ivy Tech as the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs in Kokomo and Lafayette. During her 20-year tenure with the College, King has also held roles in the Kokomo region including assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; dean for the Schools of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts and Design, and Academic Skills Advancement; and program chair for Communication, English, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  In 2015, she was recognized as the Outstanding Administrator by the Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Board of Trustees.  Prior to her career at Ivy Tech, King held positions at Adminastar Federal Inc., The Children’s Museum, and Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Indianapolis, and Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union in Kokomo.

“We appreciate Kim’s dedication to Ivy Tech and her willingness to serve in this acting role at the Kokomo campus,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “She has held various leadership and faculty roles at the College, and is the right person to lead the campus during this time of transition.”

King has been actively involved in Ivy Tech statewide, including as a member of the Regional Academic Officer’s Committee and the Higher Learning Commission’s Diversity Committee for Accreditation. Her community activities include serving on the Chamber Council of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce and the Visioning/Winning Community Committee for the Community Foundation of Howard County and participating in Partners in Education.  She has led seminars and workshops for leadership academies in Kokomo, Logansport, and Wabash, and facilitated training of loaned associates for United Way.

King earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and Theatre Education from the University of Indianapolis. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Indiana State University.

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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 www.ivytech.edu.
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