The Next Chancellor of the Indianapolis Campus of Ivy Tech Community College

Lorenzo Esters was appointed chancellor of the Indianapolis campus of Ivy Tech Community College. He will take office on July 1.

The Ivy Tech Community College System operates more than 40 locations and teaches classes in more than 75 communities. It is the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the entire country and enrolls more than 72,000 students. African Americans make up 13 percent of the student body according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. The Indianapolis location is the flagship campus of the system.

Dr. Esters currently serves as vice president for Advancement and Member Engagement with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, a higher education association representing more than 1,200 two- and four-year institutions located in 50 states, the District of Columbia, three U.S. territories, and 25 countries. He previously served as executive director for higher education partnerships within the Global Education Division of the Educational Testing Service.

“I am honored to be selected as the next chancellor of the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis campus,” said Dr. Esters. “I believe in this community and it is evident from the interview process that the students, faculty, staff, board of trustees, and community leaders are committed to the important role that the college plays in building the pipeline of talent needed to meet the needs of our economy today and in the future.”

A grandson of sharecroppers, Dr. Esters earned his undergraduate degree in English literature from Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree in English from Jackson State University in Mississippi and a doctorate in higher education administration and community college leadership from Morgan State University in Baltimore.

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  1. Congratulations Dr. Esters. As someone who used to work in philanthropy in Indianapolis many years ago, and is now pursuing my doctorate in educational leadership, if there is anything I can do in the future to help you create what I call “more fully articulated” young women & men, please do let me know!? How so? By creating more fully articulated individuals spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, academically, financially, physically, athletically, artistically, et al. In short, in creating the full breadth of the human being that they were all meant to become. Julio A. Galindo

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