A partnership of education, business, and community leaders focused on aligning and integrating the Columbus, Indiana and region’s community learning system with economic growth and a high quality of life.
The CEC remains focused on developing an educated citizenry, educated workforce and preparing high school graduates who are ready for college.
Pre-K through 12th grade initiatives supported by the CEC.
Post-Secondary initiatives supported by the CEC
Region 9 Adult Education Needs Assessment.
As you visit the site, please note the links to our Community Education Coalition partner Web sites and resource information to enrich educational and career opportunities for all in our community.
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2012 "Best High Schools Bronze Award" Winner
The CEC Board members consist of educators (superintendents of both school districts in Bartholomew County, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, Ivy Tech Community College, and Purdue College of Technology), business leaders, community leaders and public officials.
President, SIHO Insurance Services
Director of Operations, Columbus Learning Center
President & CEO, Columbus Regional Hospital
President, Brands Inc.
Mayor, City of Columbus
President & CEO, Community Education Coalition
V.P. President Cummins Distributor Business
President, Force Construction
Director, Purdue University College of Technology
Superintendent, Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation
Executive Director, Institute for Coalition Building
Executive Director, Economic Development Board
Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus
President/CEO, Johnson Ventures
Chair, Bartholomew Co. Commissioners
VP of Corporate Responsibility for Cummins Inc., CEO of the Cummins Foundation
President, Analytical Engineering, Inc.
Executive Director, Community Education Coalition
Retired, Cummins Corporate Security Executive
Superintendent Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation
President, Coca Cola Bottling Company
President/CEO, Heritage Fund-the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
Community Member, Heritage Fund-the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County
Retired, VP of Business Development, Cummins Inc.
Vice Chancellor and Dean, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
We help communities build coalitions to solve their grandest challenges.
The Institute for Coalition Building takes the invisible process of community collaboration and makes it visible and concrete by creating a common language and a set of shared practices for community leaders. We study and share the ingredients and the structure of the coalition building process and create the frameworks and tools that form the underlying foundation of the practice.