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Ivy Tech Names New Business School Dean

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MUNCIE – Janet Evelyn-Dorsey, Ph.D., former instructor and administrator with the State University of New York (SUNY), has been named dean of the School of Business for the East Central Region of Ivy Tech Community College.

Evelyn-Dorsey, who will have responsibility for all business degree programs and faculty at the Muncie, Anderson and Marion campuses, assumed her duties at Ivy Tech on January 11.

“We are delighted that as a result of a national search, Dr. Evelyn-Dorsey has accepted the position of Dean of the School of Business,” said Dr. Ronald Sloan, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Ivy Tech’s East Central Region. “She brings years of administrative experience from her work in the SUNY community college system. She has special interest in and has given numerous presentations on the subject of entrepreneurship. We are confident her special expertise will help make our School of Business especially fitted to address the community need for new jobs in general and support for small business in particular.”

Evelyn-Dorsey received her BA degree in business management/economics from the Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY, and her MBA from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. She earned her PhD in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. She is also a graduate of Harvard Institute for Higher Education’s Management Development Program.

Evelyn-Dorsey has served in a number of different capacities with SUNY over the past 16 years, including business advisor at the Small Business Development Center; adjunct instructor in marketing, small business management, labor relations, entrepreneurship, business organization and management; assistant dean of academic affairs for business and computer sciences, associate dean of academic affairs for business and information technology; and online instructor. She’s also an Adjunct Instructor with Excelsior College, Albany, NY.

Evelyn-Dorsey is an established presenter on various topics related to entrepreneurship. She has an extensive record of volunteer work with organizations such as the YWCA, St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing Board of Directors, American Red Cross, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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