Courtney Roberts

Courtney Roberts named president of Ivy Tech Foundation

Courtney Roberts
Courtney Roberts

Ivy Tech Community College named Courtney Roberts president of the Ivy Tech Foundation.

She also will serve as vice president of development for the college. As leader of the foundation, Roberts will partner with donors to invest in Ivy Tech students, faculty, and programs.

Her post is effective Jan. 4.

“Courtney Roberts is a proven leader and philanthropic force in our state, nation and world, and I’m very pleased she will be joining the college and foundation to help us further our impact on students, employers and communities,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College. “Her vision and passion for creating shared value in communities across the globe will serve us well and further our mission.”

Roberts will focus on reaching the five-year statewide capital campaign goal of $285 million by June 2023 and plan future campaigns to grow Ivy Tech’s philanthropic impact on students and communities around the state.

“Ivy Tech is a critically important institution in the state of Indiana; not only is it fueling the economic engine of Indiana’s workforce – training Hoosiers for the careers that will grow our future economy – it also plays an essential role in advancing access to higher education and opportunities for individuals and communities,” said Roberts. “I’m honored to be part of Ivy Tech’s efforts to make Indiana a more equitable place for all who call this state home.”

Roberts spent 14 years Eli Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis. She held a number of positions in public policy, government affairs and corporate responsibility, most recently serving as the director, social Impact: global health philanthropic partnerships.  

Roberts earned a law degree from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and political science from Butler University.  

Ivy Tech’s Northwest and North Central Indiana campus locations include, East Chicago, Gary, Goshen, La Porte, Michigan City, South Bend and Valparaiso.


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