Ivy Tech Community College and the Parke County Learning Center (PCLC) are pleased to welcome Randy Mosele as their new site manager. Randy has relocated to Parke County after spending a number of years in Denver, Colorado. He is a graduate of Clinton High School as well as Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He received his Masters degree from Purdue University.
“We’re delighted to have Randy join the Ivy Tech family. He brings a wide range of experience to the Center as an Army veteran, business owner and manager, academic counselor, and author,” said Rene Hankins, executive director of outreach at Ivy Tech—Wabash Valley. “Our students will truly benefit from his depth of knowledge and experience in a wide array of fields.”
Mosele is a decorated armored cavalry officer having served during the last decade of the Cold War as well as in Operation Desert Storm. His last active duty assignment was as a faculty member at the University of Virginia where he worked closely with the admissions department and high schools throughout the state of Virginia. He has held executive management positions with several global manufacturing companies and has owned a logistics company that served the commercial explosives industry. Most recently he worked in admissions with an online college in Colorado. He has spent the last few years finishing a novel that had been in process for over twenty years.
“I am very excited to return to the Wabash Valley, where I spent the first two decades of my life, and to find it still has that sense of community and energy that I remember. It is especially gratifying to see how Rockville, in particular, has weathered the ups and downs of the last thirty years. It has faced the same changes and challenges as the rest of mid-America but has not lost its identity or vibrancy. I am deeply committed to working hard to protect and build on the warm relationship that has developed between Ivy Tech and the local community, “ said Mosele.
Mosele has a daughter studying at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys playing electric bass and fly fishing in the high mountain streams of Colorado.
He succeeds Victor Fields, who retired in December. “I just can’t thank Vic enough for his years of services to the students he served at PCLC and his dedication to the community. He was instrumental in the Center’s development and largely responsible for its respected place in the community,” said Hankins. “We wish him the very best in retirement.”
The PCLC provides a wide variety of general education courses to about 300 students per semester. The Center was established in 2005 through an Indiana Division of Workforce Development grant to retrain displaced workers. Local leaders worked together to leverage that grant and seek additional funding for a sustainable learning center. The Parke County Community Foundation was awarded a CAPE grant from Lilly Endowment and worked in partnership with the local board and Ivy Tech to move into a new facility in 2006. That facility also serves as a community center for groups and activities, hosts a popular continuing education series and houses a WorkOne Center. For more information about Ivy Tech and the PCLC, call (765) 569-1065 or visit IvyTech.edu/WabashValley.