Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette has announced the appointment of Andrea Schwartz to the position of Dean of the Technology Division, effective on June 1. Schwartz will serve as the principal academic and administrative leader of the division, responsible for curriculum, program and instructional quality, student academic success, and other academic matters. She will identify opportunities for alignment to current and future workforce needs in the Lafayette campus service area.
Schwartz holds a master of science in agriculture and extension education and a bachelor of science in agriculture education from Purdue University. Before being named as dean, she served Ivy Tech as chair and assistant professor of the Agriculture Program. As program chair, she fostered relationships for over 150 internship experiences across the country, increased participation in the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Program by approximately 250%, and implemented and coached a livestock judging team. She has further enhanced the college’s ties to the Indiana FFA Association, co-hosting the state convention with Purdue.
She has also served as a graduate assistant at Purdue University, and agriculture science and business educator for West Central School Corporation and Cloverdale Community School Corporation.
“I am pleased to accept this position and continue to serve Ivy Tech and its mission to change our students’ lives through education and change the Greater Lafayette community through workforce development,” Schwartz said.
About Ivy Tech
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 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.
Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.
For more information, visit ivytech.edu.