Dr. John Laws, vice chancellor of student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, has been chosen to receive the 2012 NASPA IV-East Community College Professional Award. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to NASPA and the profession. Founded in 1919, NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession.
The award will be presented during the NASPA IV-E Regional Conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin on November 6, 2012. Dr. Laws will be submitted as the region’s candidate for the National Community College Professional Award that is presented at a national conference in March 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. David Bathe, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette, said, “Dr. Laws is a champion for our students. His commitment to Ivy Tech and its students is key to our success as an institution. I congratulate Dr. Laws on this well-deserved recognition.”
“I received numerous letters of support for Dr. Law’s recognition,” said Bill Mattera, awards chair for the NASPA IV-East Region. “The letters clearly described Dr. Law’s demonstrated leadership as student affairs professional, his tremendous commitment to his institution and his valuable contributions he have made to our region.”
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves 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.