COLUMBUS, Ind.–Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus has appointed Mark Schneider as new director to coordinate and manage the daily operations of its K-12 initiatives. Among his duties will be the alignment of high school dual-credit offerings with Ivy Tech dual enrollment, additional high school outreach and initiatives, and all evolving K-14 partnerships.
Ivy Tech Columbus partners with 15 high schools and has 3,500 students enrolled in dual-credit courses each year. The local campus also has dual-enrollment partnerships with four high schools that have about 125 students enrolled in courses annually. Dual credit students take classes and earn college credit at their high schools. Dual enrollment students attend courses on the Ivy Tech Columbus campus and earn college credit. These credits help students start their college education while in high school and can be transferred to any state public university.
Schneider’s previous experience includes a number of positions at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, including social studies teacher and adult education night class teacher at McDowell Education Center, as well as the Computer-Based Credit Coordinator and Summer School Coordinator for BCSC.