Congratulations to VP Kenichi Iwama

I am proud to announce that Vice President for Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations, Ken Iwama, has been named Chancellor of Indiana University Northwest, located in Gary, IN.  

At CSI, as Vice President, VP Iwama led the our strategic initiative of Borough Stewardship, establishing and strengthening the College’s ties with local government officials, high schools, businesses, and Borough entrepreneurs, in an effort to bolster the College’s role as an academic, productive, and creative force on Staten Island, one of the five great boroughs of New York City.  

VP Iwama’s division has re-engaged with the Staten Island community, resulting in unprecedented resources flowing to the College to grow the educational and research environments needed to support and enhance academic excellence. Of particular note, he secured approximately $22 million for major facilities and infrastructure projects as well as academic initiatives supporting the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Division of Science and Technology, the School of Health Sciences, and the School of Business. VP Iwama is currently overseeing the major expansion of the College’s Tech Incubator to create the first innovation center in the Borough, fostering new businesses, technology, and economic growth.   

In addition to providing diverse educational programming for 4,000 pre-college, professional certificate, and matriculated students, the division supports faculty research and innovation, government relations, corporate and foundation engagement, specialized student career services, student residential life, workforce development, auxiliary services, and community-based centers and programming.  

VP Iwama previously served as Chief of Staff and Deputy for two College of Staten Island presidents, and was the College’s Director of Diversity and Compliance.  

Please join me in congratulating Ken as he brings the skills and his CSI experience to Indiana University Northwest.  

By William J. Fritz