Ivy Tech Indianapolis Announces Next Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College – Indianapolis has named Dr. Mark Lausch, Ed.D., MPH, as its next vice chancellor of academic affairs, effective January 3, 2023. Lausch comes to Ivy Tech from SUNY-Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., where he served as vice president for academic affairs. 

Before joining SUNY-Nassau, Lausch served as associate vice president, Institutional Learning & Effectiveness and prior to that, as dean of the School of Health Education/Strategic Projects at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis. He also had a distinguished career at the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., where he rose from director of education to interim chief operating officer to ultimately chief learning officer/chief credentialing officer.

He earned a Doctorate in Education with a focus on instructional technology and a Master’s in Public and Community Health from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Market Research with a dual minor in philosophy and ethics from Trinity Christian College. 

“I look forward to and am excited about partnering with Chancellor Esters, the academic affairs team and our internal and external communities to build on the great work already underway at the College and the positive, innovative work yet to begin,” said Lausch. “Students and the community must be at the center of everything that we do, and as such, collaborating with our K-12 and four-year institutions, building innovative industry partnerships, and leveraging relationships with community organizations will assure a strong education-to-work ecosystem for our communities, and I am excited to be a part of these efforts!”

Lausch brings to Ivy Tech Indianapolis extensive experience in providing college-wide leadership, supervision, guidance and direction for all educational program curricula, faculty and staff, instructional policies and procedures, and management and supervision of general education transfer degrees, occupational and workforce educational program, continuing education and workforce education.

Furthermore, he has significant experience in academic administration and as an ambassador to the community, external partners, industry and the surrounding region. And, he has a demonstrated record of accomplishment and impact in advancing issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, encouraging a culture of acceptance for diverse thought, and comfortably participating in and championing open dialogue on matters of importance to include a spectrum of political opinions. 

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lausch. His extensive experience in academic affairs and demonstrated success with improving student outcomes and academic innovation is exactly what is needed to effectively lead academic affairs today,” said Dr. Lorenzo Esters, chancellor of Ivy Tech Indianapolis. “I am most inspired by the fact that Dr. Lausch is a futurist who understands the importance of academic innovation and campus-wide collaboration both of which are necessary to ensure that the campus is meeting the needs of students and employers today and into the future.”

Ivy Tech Indianapolis is the College’s largest service area, serving more than 28,000 students each year in Marion, Boone, and Hendricks counties. For more information about this location, visit IvyTech.edu/Indianapolis

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information. 

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