Higher Education Advisory Council

About the Council

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s Higher Education Advisory Council is a network of Presidents and Chancellors representing both public and private colleges and universities that are based within the South Bend – Elkhart region (Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties in Indiana, Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan). The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s leadership team meets with this unique consortium on a quarterly basis to inform the higher education institutions of their activities and receive input from the higher education institutions regarding current or future strategies; encourage collaboration between higher education institutions to share best practices, reduce duplication of effort, improve interaction between students and regional resources and work-based learning opportunities.

Council Members

Dr. Barb Bellefeuille
Bethel University

Dr. Marco Clark
Holy Cross College

Dr. Susan Elrod
Indiana University South Bend

Dr. Tom Fuja
Interim Dean, College of Engineering
University of Notre Dame

Jeffrey Griffin
Interim Director
Purdue Polytechnic Institute

Joe Heidt
Marian University’s Ancilla College

Dr. Pete McCown
Community Foundation of Elkhart County

Dr. Tia Robinson-Cooper
Ivy Tech Community College

Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus
Goshen College

Dr. Dana Strait
Higher Ed Strategist & Capacity-Builder
Saint Mary's College