Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) announced today the members of the second cohort of its ICI Leadership Academy (Academy). The year-long program specializes in the talent development needs of faculty and staff members of private college campuses. ICI collaborated with Credo higher education consultants to plan the curriculum. 

“As Indiana’s private colleges lean into the future, they must prepare emerging leaders at every level,” said Laura Bridges, vice president and COO at ICI. “In order to assist our campuses with leadership training and development in a cost-effective and easily accessible way, ICI has created an academy specializing in the talent development needs of private college campuses.” 

Each participant was identified by their sponsoring college as someone whose leadership will be critical to the future of the institution. Members of the second cohort include: 

  • Tim States, Director, Office of Work Life Engagement, Anderson University
  • Christina Maggart, Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Anderson University
  • Tyler Grant, Director of Global Engagement and Career Services, Bethel University
  • Travis Ryan, Associate Provost, Butler University
  • Jill McKinney, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs & Director of Global Engagement, Butler University
  • Andy Marks, Director of Enrollment Management, Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Roy Scheive, Program Director, Master of Science in Management, Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Michael Deibel, Interim Dean of Faculty, Earlham College
  • Kristin Flora, Vice President and Dean of the College, Franklin College
  • Kelsi Griffith, Executive Director of Advancement Operations, Grace College
  • Kay Stokes, Special Assistant to the President, Hanover College
  • Hiroko Harrison, Registrar, Holy Cross College
  • Tom Robbins, Director of Athletics, Holy Cross College
  • Teri Beam, Associate Dean of Graduate Life Sciences, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manchester University
  • Celia Cook-Huffman, VP for Academic Affairs, Manchester University
  • Nick Torres, Executive Director of Leadership Giving, Marian University
  • Michael A. Couch II, Associate VP for Enrollment Management, Martin University
  • Eva Andrijcic, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Management, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Bernadette Ewen, Senior Director, Logan Library and Student Learning Resources, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Kari Wolfe, Associate VP of Finance, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • B.J. Riley, Director of Marketing and Communications, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • May Young, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Taylor University
  • Ben Hotmire, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education, Taylor University
  • Ryan Robinet, Associate VP for University Advancement, Trine University
  • Suresh Immanuel, Associate Dean and Professor, University of Evansville 
  • Tia Bell, Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, University of Indianapolis
  • Erin Fekete, Associate Dean, College of Applied Behavioural Sciences, University of Indianapolis
  • Roberta White, Advisor to the VP of Public Affairs and Communications, University of Notre Dame
  • Beth Grisoli, Producer and Director of Multimedia Services, University of Notre Dame
  • Jennifer Prough, Interim Dean of Christ College—the honors college, Valparaiso University

Over the course of the program, these aspiring leaders will gain understanding of their institution holistically, and within the context of the state and federal higher education landscape. Academy graduates are trained to view their college through multiple lenses (academic, financial, community involvement, and others) and to develop the leadership competencies needed for their institution’s and their own professional success.

“We are looking forward to launching our second cohort of the Leadership Academy,” says David Wantz, president and CEO of ICI. “This exciting initiative is helping to shape our private colleges in Indiana through highly qualified and transformational leaders.”