Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne has selected Tracina Smith as its new Executive Director of Resource Development. Smith brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience to the college and most recently served as associate vice president for Institutional Advancement at Indiana Tech.
“Every new employee goes through an intense learning curve, but with the challenges of COVID-19 I could not have imagined the changes that were to come,” says Smith. “However, I am excited to be a part of the ever-changing landscape of higher education and to be instrumental in securing the necessary resources for the college and our student body.”
Smith will have the primary role of developing and implementing a fundraising plan that will provide the Fort Wayne campus with the necessary resources to achieve its strategic goals and support students as they pursue their educational dreams. As the college enters the third year of a $19 million campaign, Smith has hit the ground running in anticipation of exceeding the campus’s goals.
“I am excited to have Tracy as a member of our northeast Indiana leadership team,” says Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier. “I’m confident that her history in non-profit fundraising and experience in higher education will be invaluable as the College continues to support student success through philanthropic giving and grant support.”
Smith is an alumnus of Alabama A&M University, a historically black, land-grant university in Huntsville, Alabama. She is also a Fort Wayne native and proud graduate of Paul Harding High School. She has an exemplary track record in non-profit fundraising and community engagement.
To learn more about supporting Ivy Tech students through the College’s philanthropic efforts, contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit IvyTech.edu/giving.