Marva Hunt to serve as program director for Kelley Indianapolis' Undergraduate Program

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INDIANAPOLIS – Marva Hunt, a lifelong Indianapolis resident, has been selected as the new director of the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis Undergraduate Program.

Hunt, who previously served as a program chair at Ivy Tech Community College, has more than a decade of experience in higher education. Hunt’s achievements while at Ivy Tech include: increasing enrollment (particularly among IPS students), leading students in the classroom while managing the school’s business program and creating an advising program for business students.

While I achieved a number of my goals during my seven years at Ivy Tech, I saw a tremendous opportunity at the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis.

Marva Hunt, director of Kelley Indianapolis Undergraduate Program

Phil Powell, associate dean of academic programs—Indianapolis at the Kelley School, said Hunt’s experience and community connectedness will play a major role in leading new innovations within the Undergraduate Program.

“Marva is going to bring high energy and a real spirt of innovation to the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis,” said Powell.

“The mission of the Undergraduate Program is to reverse labor shortages in our key industries, at both a management and functional level. Marva’s experience, entrepreneurial spirt, energy and focus will be a perfect fit to the program’s mission,” Powell added.

Hunt completed her Master of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and she is a proud graduate of the Indianapolis Public Schools system.

“One of my biggest priorities is to maintain student retention and to increase student completion,” said Hunt. “A lot of students get started in college, but they become overwhelmed balancing life and their educations. I want to ensure we reach out to those students early in their college careers and provide them with the resources they need to complete their degrees.”

“I want Kelley Indianapolis to start building a relationship with middle schoolers throughout the state. By the time students are in high school, they’re being contacted by several different universities. I want us to begin putting Kelley in their minds at an earlier age, so by the time they’re in high school, they recognize the Kelley name,” added Hunt.

She will begin her role at Kelley Indianapolis on February 6, 2017.

About the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education for more than 95 years. With over 105,000 living alumni and an enrollment of nearly 10,500 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. Kelley Indianapolis, based on the IUPUI campus, is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine MBA for physicians and the Evening MBA, which is ranked 6th in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at kelley.iupui.edu.