Education, business, and community - growing

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.

CEC Joins Lumina Foundation in National Partnership

 

Learn more about our history

CEC Work History

Hudson Institute Report (1996)

Post-Secondary Education Environment in Columbus (1996)

CEC Formed (1997)

Columbus Learning Center Planning Begins (1999)

Degree Programs Study/Analysis (2000)

CAPE Grant (2002)

$3 Million Fund Drive (2004)

Columbus Learning Center Opens (2005)

Strategic Skills Initiative (2006)

Dream It. Do It.- Manufacturing Career Awareness Launches (2007)

$38 M EcO15 Initiative Launches (2007)

Dream It. Do It. High School Champions (2008)

Early Childhood Study and Planning Begins (2008)

Latino Education and Outreach (2008)

$200K for Math Matters (2009)

EcO15 Receives Award (2010)

Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (2010)

EcO15 Network Development (2010)

Dream It. Do It. Receives Award (2010)

BSME Degree Offered in Columbus (2011)

EcO15 Phase II (2012)

EcO15 Region Receives CTE Award (2012)

CEC & Cummins Sponsor Community EdFest (2012)

CEC Leveraged $450 K to Support Community Programs (2013)

Why the CEC's Work is Important

The CEC remains focused on developing an educated citizenry, educated workforce and preparing high school graduates who are ready for college.

View the 2013 CEC Work Plan

 

Pre-k through 12th Grade

Pre-K through 12th grade initiatives supported by the CEC.

Post Secondary

Post-Secondary initiatives supported by the CEC

Adult Education

Region 9 Adult Education Needs Assessment.

Community Partners

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. 

Ivy Tech Community College

Columbus Campus

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

A World-Class Community Learning System

Indiana University Purdue University Columbus

IU and PU degrees offered in Columbus

Purdue College of Technology, Columbus

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WorkOne

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Flat Rock Hawcreek School Corporation

2012 "Best High Schools Bronze Award" Winner

City of Columbus

unexpected. unforgettable.

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

2009 Chamber of the Year Winner

Heritage Fund

The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Board Members

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.

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David Barker

President, SIHO Insurance Services

Chris Beach

Director of Operations, Columbus Learning Center

James Bickel

President & CEO, Columbus Regional Hospital

Jesse Brand

President, Brands Inc.

Jeff Brown

President, Home News Enterprise

Kristen Brown

Mayor, City of Columbus

John Burnett

President & CEO, Community Education Coalition

Pamela Carter

V.P. President Cummins Distributor Business

Steven Combs

Interim Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College

Harold Force

President, Force Construction

Cindy Frey

President, Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Joe Fuehne

Director, Purdue University College of Technology

Kathy Griffey

Superintendent, Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation

Jack Hess

Executive Director, Institute for Coalition Building

Jason Hester

Executive Director, Economic Development Board

Rick Johnson

President/CEO, Johnson Ventures

Larry S. Kleinhenz

Chair, Bartholomew Co. Commissioners

Mark Levett

VP of Corporate Responsibility for Cummins Inc., CEO of the Cummins Foundation

Angie May

President, Analytical Engineering, Inc.

Chip Orben

Business Relations Manager, Duke Energy

Kathy Oren

Executive Director, Community Education Coalition

Brian Payne

Airport Director, City of Columbus, Board of Aviation Commissioners

James Pridgen

Retired, Cummins Corporate Security Executive

John Quick

Superintendent Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Albert H. Schumaker

President, Coca Cola Bottling Company

Tracy Souza

President/CEO, Heritage Fund-the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Sherry R. Stark

Community Member, Heritage Fund-the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County

Mark Stewart

Director, United Way of Bartholomew County

Don Trapp

Retired, VP of Business Development, Cummins Inc.

Marwan Wafa

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.

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