Wabash-native named statewide assistant vice president for Nursing

Jewel Diller, who has worked at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast for nearly 28 years, has been named the assistant vice president for Nursing of Ivy Tech’s statewide system.


Diller, a native to Wabash, Ind., will be responsible for the administration and operation of the College’s Practical Nursing and Associate of Science Nursing programs statewide, as well as collaborating with regional nursing deans in coordination of operations at individual learning sites. In addition, Diller will

  • Coordinate and monitor the Systematic Evaluation Plan and quality improvement
  • Maintain currency in the discipline
  • Follow trends
  • Communicate and develop strategic initiatives in collaboration with the Nursing Executive Council, nursing faculty, chairs, deans and College administration.

The College’s Nursing program is the largest singly accredited Nursing program in the state, so Ivy Tech graduates are found in a variety of heath care settings, Diller says.

“I am honored to share in leading our team of talented nurse educators across the state,” Diller says. “Not only do our graduates fill the need for nurses in Indiana, but many also continue their education, going on to complete bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, as well as doctor of nursing practice degrees. I am proud of our faculty and our graduates who work daily to improve the lives and health of residents of the state of Indiana.”

Diller has served the College in various roles as dean and department chair for Ivy Tech Northeast’s School of Nursing program. She has and continues to serve on a variety of College and community committees related to areas including accreditation, curriculum, and research. Prior to her career at Ivy Tech, Diller served as an intensive care registered nurse at multiple hospitals and has consulted with long-term care.

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