J. Guadalupe Valtierra, chancellor for Ivy Tech's northwest region. May 24, 2007. Post-Tribune file photo
Updated: January 9, 2013 6:06AM
Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor J. Guadalupe Valtierra has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, after 17 years with the college.
Valtierra led the college’s Northwest region, which includes the campuses of Gary, East Chicago, Valparaiso and Michigan City, since 2002. During his tenure, enrollment at Ivy Tech’s Northwest Region grew more than 70 percent, from 9,434 students in 2002-03 to more than 16,000 students today. The region also serves more than 2,500 students participating in dual credit programs within local high schools.
“Working collaboratively over the years with the outstanding Ivy Tech faculty and staff in the Northwest region has provided me the opportunity to continually grow personally and professionally. We have dared to dream, and as a result, many great things, both with Ivy Tech and with our business and community partners, have taken hold in this region,” Valtierra said in an emailed statement. “I am proud to have had a role in advancing quality educational access and growth opportunities within our communities.”