Ivy Tech Community College’s State of Board of Trustees recently approved the realignment of Phil Metcalf in its campus board of trustee structure to the Fort Wayne service area effective Jan. 1, 2018. This is one component of the statewide campus realignment, as Fort Wayne is in the process of transitioning Kosciusko County and the Warsaw Site to its service area. The transition will be complete by July 1, 2018.
“I am very happy for the opportunity to continue my association with and support of the Warsaw Site of Ivy Tech,” says Metcalf. “I began my work with Ivy Tech Warsaw when it was located at the old Warsaw High School, which is now a middle school.”
Metcalf, a retired career and technical education director from Wawasee Community School Corp., previously served the legacy North Central region board for eight years and served as chair for a portion of that tenure. He initially served on the Community Council for Ivy Tech when the Warsaw Site moved to the United Telephone building on U.S. 30, which eventually drew community support and capital funding for the current Warsaw Site building.
“It has been gratifying to see Ivy Tech Warsaw respond to the needs of the community,” says Metcalf. “We were also able to create and implement an Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center that is vital to our local economy.”
He will serve as an at-large member of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s service area campus board of trustees. Metcalf said Warsaw’s alignment with the Fort Wayne is natural, both for workforce development and economically. The College will continue to meet the education and training needs of Warsaw and surrounding communities of Kosciusko County.
“I am pleased Phil has joined our campus board of trustees who represent business and industry of northeast Indiana,” says Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “He is a strong leader and advocate of Ivy Tech, and his voice will be welcomed at the table.”
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.