SOUTH BEND, IND. (Jan. 5, 2011) – Chuck Philip has been appointed interim chancellor for Ivy Tech Community College-North Central. Philip currently serves as the region’s vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, a position he has held since July 2008.
Virginia Calvin retired from the chancellor position on December 31 after 10 years of service to the college. The search for a new regional chancellor will begin in the coming weeks.
Philip brings over 30 years of community college leadership experience to this position. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, he served as vice president, Academic and Student Affairs at Lake Michigan College. He also served as president of Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tenn.; dean of faculty at Delta College in University Center, Mich.; dean of instruction at Kalamazoo Valley Community College; and division chair at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn.
Philip holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University; a master of science in Science Education from George Peabody College; and a bachelor of arts in Biology from California State University.
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 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.
The North Central Region serves students and employers in St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko and Marshall counties from campuses in South Bend, Goshen and Warsaw. The region annually serves 15,000 full- and part-time students through its academic programs, and another 3,500 employees and citizens through the Department of Workforce and Economic Development.