Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast selects Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast in Fort Wayne has selected Cathy Maxwell, Ed.D., as its new Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. She will assume her role on Monday, April 16.

Maxwell will provide vision, leadership, coaching and direction to all academic employees for the delivery and/or revision of quality academic programs. She will plan, organize and administer all academic programs and services in concert with the mission, purposes, resources and facilities at Ivy Tech–Northeast that serves more than 12,000 students each semester and more than 17,000 students annually. Ivy Tech’s northeast region is the second-largest in the Ivy Tech system and serves nine counties in northeast Indiana.

In her role, Maxwell will serve as chief advisor to Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D., in the formation of policies affecting academic programs. As the academic officer for the Northeast region, she will identify areas for development, coordination, staffing, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of academic programs.

Maxwell most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bauder College in Atlanta, Ga., where she was responsible for program and curriculum development, enrollment, retention and graduation management. Maxwell led more than 100 who worked in all aspects of academics including instruction, registrar functions, student services, advising, tutoring and library services. During her time at Bauder College, she reorganized the academic divisions of the college. Maxwell also created and executed a revamped master course schedule to efficiently deliver classes to students, to maximize facility usage and to effectively schedule faculty course loads. Bauder College is a private institution owned by The Washington Post and is part of the Kaplan Higher Education system.

She has worked in higher education for 15 years and has held higher level administrative positions for more than nine years. Prior to her role at Bauder College, Maxwell served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Interim Vice President of Economic Development at Gwinnett Technical College in Atlanta, Ga., where she managed full-time, adjunct faculty and division directors. She also managed the Adult Education Department and the Continuing Education and Training division of the college. During that time, the college experienced increased enrollment for 10 consecutive quarters (ranging from 7 to 24.7 percent) and improved course completion rates by 9.2 percent in general education in one year.

She has also been in the positions of Executive Dean of Business & Technology and Director of the Academy for High Performance at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Ill. Previous to her career in higher education, Maxwell worked in industry for Motorola Inc. and Allstate Insurance Company.

Maxwell earned a Doctoral Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Loyola University/Mundelein College. She is also a graduate of a community college with an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Wright City College in Chicago, Ill.

About Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is located in Fort Wayne, Ind., and serves nine counties in northeast Indiana. The region and its campus locations have grown from 131 students in 1969 to more than 11,000 students enrolled in nine schools in 2013. Ivy Tech Northeast expanded its physical boundaries to two additional campuses. The North Campus­—just a half-mile north of the Coliseum Campus building—consists of four buildings: The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall and Carroll Hall. Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus—located on the south side of Fort Wayne—provides additional educational opportunities for southern Allen County, as well as Huntington, Wells and Adams counties. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
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