Ivy Tech names new South Bend – Elkhart chancellor

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Ivy Tech Community College selected Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper as the chancellor for its South Bend – Elkhart Campus. Dr. Robinson-Cooper’s first day of duties is July 11.

Dr. Robinson-Cooper was chosen after a nationwide search. She was previously the president of Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Robinson-Cooper to Ivy Tech,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech. “She is an experienced community college leader with two decades of progressive leadership experience. I look forward to supporting her work as she leads the South Bend-Elkhart campus, placing more students on the path to high-quality education and successful careers which support the economic growth of South Bend-Elkhart.”

“I have always admired Ivy Tech’s intentional commitment to workforce development and social-economic mobility,” said Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper. “I am honored to serve as chancellor of Ivy Tech South Bend-Elkhart and look forward to continuing this important work.”

Dr. Robinson-Cooper, originally from Chicago, earned her Doctor of Education in Counseling and Adult Higher Education from Northern Illinois University. She also has a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from National Louis University.

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