Walter McCollum has been appointed chancellor of the Ivy Tech Community College campus in Richmond, Indiana.
“I am delighted to join the Richmond campus and contribute to economic development, social mobility, and long-term viability of the service area and state,” Dr. McCollum said. “I look forward to partnering with the community on the quest to ensure students have the skills and competencies to be competitive in securing high-wage jobs.”
Dr. McCollum recently served as vice president/senior associate vice provost for Miami Dade College Online. He was responsible for the overall leadership, management, development, and distribution of online education programs and courses for over 15,000 students and support of eight campuses and nearly 100,000 students. Earlier, Dr. McCollum served as dean of student affairs at Walden University.
Dr. McCollum is an Air Force veteran who served in Desert Storm both abroad and stateside specializing in information management and communication. He is the author of seven books including How to Use Emotional Intelligence, Cultural Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence to Mentor Doctoral Learners (2014).
Dr. McCollum holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and psychology from the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. He earned a master’s degree in management from Webster University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in applied management decision sciences with a specialization in leadership and organizational change from Walden University.