University posts transfer coordinator at Ivy Tech

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
February 19, 2009

Indiana State University now has a full-time transfer coordinator on the campus of Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley.

"As more students look to continue their education after completing associate degrees at Ivy Tech, we want them to know that we're there to help ensure a smooth transition to a baccalaureate program," said Melissa Hughes, director of outreach and co-director of Transfer Central in ISU's Division of Enrollment Management.

Linda Clark-Laffoon is serving as ISU's on-campus transfer coordinator at Ivy Tech. She previously worked as assistant to the dean of the Indiana State's School of Graduate Studies for one and one-half years following a 10-year stint as associate director of distance education at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

"I look forward to having more direct contact with students," Clark-Laffoon said of her new position. "Having a presence at Ivy Tech provides transfer students with the opportunity to make a face-to-face connection with someone from Indiana State. Making sure they feel comfortable on campus and are taking the right courses is vital to their continued success."

Indiana State has a revitalized dual admissions agreement enabling students to be enrolled at Ivy Tech and ISU at the same time, Clark-Laffoon noted. The university also has new scholarships available for transfer students, she said.

Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley students needing assistance with ISU transfer issues may contact Clark-Laffoon at 812-298-2529.

Indiana State University also has on-campus transfer coordinators on Ivy Tech campuses in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Columbus and at Vincennes University.

Contact: Linda Clark-Laffoon, Ivy Tech transfer coordinator, Division of Enrollment Management, Indiana State University, 812-298-2529 or llaffoon@isugw.indstate.edu.

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications & Marketing,Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu