Ivy Tech Columbus has new Director of K-12 Initiatives

Ivy Tech Community College has appointed a new Director of K-12 Initiatives at the College’s Columbus Campus.

Mark Schneider began in his new role on July 9. The Director of K-12 Initiatives at Ivy Tech Columbus serves on the campus chancellor’s executive cabinet, which helps lead the campus, shape policy, and develop education initiatives.

As Director of K-12 Initiatives, Schneider will coordinate and manage the daily operations of K-12 initiatives, including alignment of high school dual-credit offerings with Ivy Tech dual enrollment, additional high school outreach and initiatives, and all evolving K-14 partnerships.

“Our partnerships with area school corporations offer students an outstanding opportunity to start the pathway toward a degree and better prepare for their futures while still in high school,” Ivy Tech Columbus Chancellor Steven Combs said. “Mark’s experience will help us continue to build upon our already strong relationships with these schools to ensure we are providing the best experience possible for these students.”

Schneider’s previous experience includes a number of positions at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. He also serves on the City of Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals.

“Ivy Tech provides such an important resource in our community for students who want to advance their education,” Schneider said. “I look forward to joining their efforts and partnering with our area schools to help students chart their futures and get a step ahead through Ivy Tech.”