Ivy Tech–Northeast selects vice chancellor for student affairs

Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast in Fort Wayne has selected William (Chris) Cathcart as its new vice chancellor for student affairs. He will assume his role on Dec. 10. The position is open due to the retirement of current Vice Chancellor Chuck Lewton who served the College for 29 years.

Cathcart will report directly to Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D., for the planning, development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the total college student development and enrollment management programs. He will provide leadership in the functional areas of admissions and student recruitment, financial aid, student records and registration, career services, disability support services, judicial affairs, retention and student success, student life, academic advising, counseling and other non-instructional programs.

Previously, Cathcart served in positions within the Kaplan Higher Education system. There, he has been executive director of TESST College of Technology, vice president of operations of Bauder College and director of operations for Hesser College. Prior to Cathcart’s time in higher education, he worked as a management consulting associate at ScottMadden, Inc., a business development lead in the Private Wealth Management Division at Prudential Bank & Trust, and a personal trust associate in the Private Capital Management Division at First Union National Bank.

Cathcart earned a master of business administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and a bachelor of liberal arts in psychology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.


Daysha Jackson, director of student success and retention, will be promoted to assistant vice chancellor for student affairs Jan. 1. Jackson has been with Ivy Tech since August 2010 and has nine years of experience working in higher education with an emphasis on student success and retention.

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