Ivy Tech selects Boesen as dean of Greencastle campus
Ivy Tech Community College--Wabash Valley has announced that Melanie Martin Boesen has been named to a full-time position as dean of academic programs at the Greencastle campus.
Boesen is a former program chairman for Office Administration at the Terre Haute campus and department chairman for Business and General Studies at Greencastle.
Boesen's appointment evolved from the split assignment she has had since 2009 and new duties brought about by the increase in full-time faculty at the Greencastle instructional site, a circumstance unique to this location and not the other Wabash Valley outreach facilities.
Her primary Greencastle responsibilities are to supervise the full-time faculty and adjunct faculty in all programs except nursing.
She will also help plan new courses and programs as needed to meet Greencastle and Putnam County's academic and training requirements for the future.
"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to help guide the growth of our Greencastle facility and to have this be my primary focus," Boesen said.
"I am eager to become more familiar with the community's needs and to align Ivy Tech's offerings more closely with them so that we can all mutually benefit," she added. "I am proud and excited to take on these responsibilities in my hometown and my home county in order to help this facility do great things for our Wabash Valley Region."
Working closely with Boesen will be Sharon Bone, executive director of the Greencastle Ivy Tech Instructional Site, and Dr. Deanna King, vice chancellor of Academic Affairs for Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley.
Several new initiatives are in the discussion stages for Greencastle, Boesen said, including a Retail Merchandising Career Development Certificate and a Logistics Certification through the Association for Operations Management (APICS) training programs.
The Greencastle facility, which was dedicated in September 2009, offers degree programs in Nursing, Health Care Support, Business Administration and Computer Information Systems. It also offers courses in General Education and other subject areas such as Human Services, Accounting, Office Administration and Agriculture.
Boesen has been a full-time employee of Ivy Tech for almost 25 years, having started as a faculty member in Office Administration in 1987.
She earned a B.S. degree from Indiana State University in 1986 with a double major in Business Education and Office Administration and a certification in data processing. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley in December 1993. Boesen completed a Master of Science in Human Resource Development at Indiana State University in 1994.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, serving nearly 200,000 students annually.