College announces new vice chancellor

Kim Barnett-Johnson is the new vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. She has filled the role in an interim position for a year and served as the College’s University Transfer Division dean previously, since 2003.



In her new role, Barnett-Johnson will oversee the academic side of the College. Her duties include working with faculty to plan, organize, and administer academic programs and services; coordinating and supervising the preparation of the regional class schedule and assigning faculty to classes; and collaborating with Student Affairs in areas such as enrollment management and student retention.


In the short-term, Barnett-Johnson plans to highlight Ivy Tech Northeast’s outstanding faculty “so our community will see that we have what it takes to help them reach their goals,” she says. In the long-term, she would like to continue to focus on Ivy Tech Northeast’s ability to offer programs that meet our region’s specific needs.


“Because we offer both technical and transfer opportunities, it allows us to create greater opportunities for collaboration with regional industry partners,” Barnett Johnson says. “We are seeing more students complete degrees while working full-time.”


The largest opportunity for Ivy Tech Northeast, she says, is through the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Big Goal, which aims to increase the number of northeast Indiana residents with degrees or credentials to 60 percent by 2525.


Barnett-Johnson received her doctorate degree in educational administration from Indiana State University and her master’s degree in liberal arts from Indiana University.

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