Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast announces new dean for 2 schools, welcomes new assistant director of admissions

Jason R. Jolicoeur has been named dean of the school of social and public services and the school of education at Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast. Jolicoeur fills the position that was previously held by Robert F. Kelty, who passed away August 22, 2011. In this role, Jolicoeur will serve as the primary academic and administrative leader of these schools. He reports to the vice chancellor for academic affairs. Previously, Jolicoeur was a lead program instructor and assistant professor of criminal justice at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and an Associate of Arts in general studies from Wichita State University.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and talented group of educational professionals,” said Jolicoeur. “I hope to help contribute to the existing culture of professionalism and excellence that exists in the programs for which I have responsibility.”

Zachary Rodgers has been named assistant director of admissions at Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast. In this role, he will be in charge of guiding students from the northern counties through the admissions process. Rodgers reports to Robyn Boss, director of admissions. Previously, Rodgers was a senior admissions counselor at the University of Saint Francis for three years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in sports marketing from the University of Indianapolis.

“I have been working with Ivy Tech as a representative of the University of Saint Francis for the past three years on various projects,” Rodgers said. “I am thrilled to be starting my career here and look forward to working with each and every department to continue to help each student feel comfortable coming to school here.”

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