Ivy Tech President to Speak at Economic Club in February

By: Indiana Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: January 24, 2010

The president of the nation’s largest statewide community college and Indiana’s largest post-secondary institution will be the featured speaker at the Economic Club of Indiana luncheon on February 23. Ivy Tech Community College President Tom Snyder will share with attendees what higher education is doing to change lives and make Indiana great.

Before becoming president of Ivy Tech in 2007, Snyder was a tremendously successful CEO of Delco Remy International – nearly tripling the firm's sales in 11 years. He now leads the state’s fastest growing college with more than 120,000 students at 23 campuses and 100 learning centers. During Snyder’s first year as president, Ivy Tech realized revenue increases of $3 million. His experience as a business leader provides him not only with the ability to manage the college system, but also with a unique understanding of the role education must play in the development of future workforce talent.

The Economic Club of Indiana runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. February’s event is sponsored by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership.

To purchase tickets for this and other Economic Club programs, visit or call (800) 824-6885. Individual seats and tables of 10 are available. Economic Club members will receive a discounted price on all ticket packages, including season tickets.

The monthly Economic Club of Indiana programs bring together audiences of up to 800 people year round.