Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is the largest singly-accredited statewide community college system in the country. Originally established in 1963 to provide technical and vocational education, the college has reinvented itself to meet the needs of the state's workforce development. Ice Miller helped draft the original legislation to create the college and revised it through the years as the school evolved.
Ivy Tech has a unique role in Indiana’s educational system. As the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with more than 165,000 students enrolled annually 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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
While it offers the benefits of a large institution, with its 31 campuses and average class size of 22, students enjoy personal attention close to home at the most affordable rate in the state.
For more than 30 years, Ice Miller has been a part of Ivy Tech's growth. Ice Miller serves as legal advisor to the college, the president, the Board of Trustees and the Ivy Tech Foundation. The college's organizational changes and growth have presented unique challenges in the areas of bond work, real estate leases and contracts to support the various phases of expansion, as well as issues in labor and employee benefits, litigation, intellectual property, and tax.
Our multi-disciplinary work with Ivy Tech typifies how Ice Miller lawyers share information across our organization. This information sharing provides efficient, cost-effective and creative strategies for our college and university clients. We stay on top of education developments and listen to our clients carefully. Ivy Tech is one of over 120 schools throughout the country that benefits from our institutional knowledge about the complex issues facing colleges and universities.