Our Staff

Dr. Dottie L. King

Dr. Dottie L. King

President & CEO

Laura Bridges

Laura Bridges

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Jake Burns

Jake Burns

Director of Policy & Research

Katie Goodrich

Katie Goodrich

Director of Scholarships & Grants

Emily S. Olibo

Emily S. Olibo

Project Coordinator

Howard L. Savage, II

Howard L. Savage, II

Director of Title IX Services

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Executive Assistant to the President

Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

Chief Financial Officer

Jen Zentz

Jen Zentz

Director of Strategic Communications

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Dr. Dottie L. King

Dottie’s role as president & CEO at ICI is directing, encouraging, and sustaining the service to ICI’s 29 member institutions – Indiana’s private colleges and universities. She advocates on behalf of Indiana’s students at the Indiana State House as well as in D.C., and works to strengthen relationships with people and organizations who can assist the ICI institutions.

You should contact Dottie if you have a question about legislation, policy, or issues related to the state of higher education.

dking@icindiana.org

317-236-6090

 

Laura Bridges

Laura’s role at ICI is helping ICI members work together through shared purchasing initiatives, training and education opportunities, or networking. She is always looking for new and different, yet highly effective, ways for members to collaborate. She also works closely with the ICI Presidents Council to provide ICI members valuable engagement with the corporate sector.

You should contact Laura if you are on staff at a member colleges or are a potential corporate partner interested in collaborative initiatives for ICI institutions.

317-236-6084

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Jake Burns

Jake’s role at ICI includes staying updated on Indiana higher education policy, fielding external data requests about Indiana private higher education, and coordinating the Admissions Tracker project, which provides admissions staff members with statewide trends. He also undertakes research on ICI colleges and universities to assist in telling the sector’s story.

You should contact Jake if you have a data-related question about the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

317-236-6085

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Katie Goodrich

Katie’s primary role at ICI is directing the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program (LECSP). She works with the community foundations in Indiana’s 92 counties as well as both public and private colleges to administer the scholarship.

You should contact Katie if you have questions about the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

317-684-4297

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Emily S. Olibo

Emily’s role as project coordinator at ICI is to provide essential support to program directors and ensure meticulous financial record-keeping. She plays a pivotal role in facilitating the seamless execution of ICI’s numerous events and meetings, leveraging her organizational prowess to ensure their success. She contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of operations at ICI.

You should contact Emily if you have general questions about ICI programming or events.

317-684-4291

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Howard L. Savage II

Howard’s primary role is to develop and deliver a comprehensive range of shared Title IX services to ICI’s member institutions including training, adjudications, investigations, compliance monitoring, and consultation.

You should contact Howard if you have any questions regarding Title IX regulations and compliance on your campus or if you have concerns about a potential or pending Title IX matter.

317-684-4293

Kelly Smith

Kelly’s role at ICI is supporting the president of ICI. She assists with communication and calendar coordination between the ICI president and the presidents at ICI’s member colleges. She also plans the ICI board meetings and other events, such as Executive Assistant Day – a day of appreciation of the assistants to the presidents of our members.

You should contact Kelly if you would like to meet with ICI President Dottie King.

317-236-6090

Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

Kevin’s role as ICI’s CFO is ensuring that ICI’s financial records are protected and maintained in compliance with company policies. He oversees account activity, balance sheet management, payroll disbursements, and retirement contributions. He manages day-to-day asset management and handles the tuition disbursement of the LECSP for the benefit of our Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.  

You should contact Kevin if you have questions about an invoice received from ICI or need information on the whereabouts of a payment.

317-684-4292

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Jen Zentz

Jen’s role at ICI is communicating with many of ICI’s various audiences, especially school counselors and their students. She shares information about Indiana’s private colleges by planning events like Private College Week and by developing resources like ICI GradFacts. She also works with all ICI institutions to administer the Realizing the Dream scholarship program funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. 

You should contact Jen if you are a high school student, parent of a student, or counselor looking for information about going to college.

317-236-6082