Christopher Himsel, who has been the superintendent at Northwest Allen County Schools since 2010, has been appointed to Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s regional board. He will serve a three-year term and represent education. As a member of the regional board, Himsel will support the College’s vision, mission, and goals; embrace the College’s strategic plan and values; and be instrumental in representing the College within the education community.
Himsel brings a breadth of institutional experience to the board: His previous experiences include serving as superintendent of Kokomo Center Township Consolidated School Corporation, teaching educational leadership at the University of Indianapolis, and serving as principal of two schools in Lafayette. He also has experience in educational consulting including program evaluations, training staff and administrators, and facilitating curriculum and schedule development.
Globally, Himsel has worked with various students, teachers, and principals from throughout China since 2011. He is a member of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and has previous experience with groups including the Allen County Education Consortium; the National Council for Educating Black Children, Closing Achievement Gaps Kokomo Subgroup; and the Howard County All Hazards Governing Council.
“My understanding of elementary and secondary schools will be valuable in making sure Ivy Tech Northeast continues to provide relevant learning opportunities that build on each student’s prior knowledge and skills,” Himsel says. “I hope to help Ivy Tech Northeast continue its legacy of providing high quality educational opportunities to learners throughout the region.”
Himsel’s appointment was approved by the state board of trustees at this month’s meeting.