ISU partnership with Ivy Tech is successful, Provost Licari tells Board of Trustees

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State University Provost Mike Licari told the ISU Board of Trustees on Friday that the university’s partnership with Ivy Tech, called Pathway to Blue, is off to a successful start. 

The one-year program allows students to live on ISU’s campus and have full access to dining centers, facilities, and events while taking classes at Ivy Tech’s Terre Haute campus. Those students will have a seamless transfer process into ISU. 

“As part of our strategic enrollment management pivot, we recognize that some students are best served by starting their college careers at Ivy Tech in order to get the academic support they need before transferring smoothly to ISU,” Licari said.  

“The initial cohort is off to a great start, and the demand for Pathway to Blue actually exceeded program capacity.  We are grateful to our colleagues and partners at the Terre Haute Ivy Tech campus, and we look forward to expanding this program.” 

More information is available here: https://www.indstate.edu/apply/pathway-to-blue 

During the meeting, the board also: 

  • Passed the first increase in three years to what employees pay for health benefits. The increase ranges from $8 to $31 per month. 
  • Expanded membership on the President’s Council on Inclusive Excellence. 
  • Heard an introduction of Dr. Terry Daugherty, the new dean of the Scott College of Business. 
  • Recognized Andrea Angel, Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the ISU Foundation, for being honored among Terre Haute’s “12 Under 40” leaders of the year by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Recognized Ardell Sanders, Director of Residential Education, for being honored by the Association of College and University Housing Officers for his work during the pandemic.  
  • Heard updates on the university’s next strategic plan. 

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