Jonathan Weinzapfel

Weinzapfel decides not to run for congress

Feb 2, 2018

Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has decided to stay out of the 8th District congressional race. 

The Ivy Tech chancellor released a statement Wednesday evening in which he said “after much soul searching and deep discussions with family and friends, it is clear to me that the time is not right for me to re-enter the political arena.” 

Weinzapfel said like many Hoosiers, he’s watched Congress become more polarized, move divisive and more partisan, and unable to get much done. 

Ivy Tech launches 5-year strategic plan

Jan 8, 2018
Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech has launched a 5-year strategic plan to better prepare people for good jobs. 

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the plan calls for students to earn 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, and degrees statewide each year by 2025….

Weinzapfel considering run for Congress

Jan 8, 2018

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he’s considering a run for the 8th District Congressional seat. 

WNIN News asked the former Evansville mayor and state representative if he was thinking about a run for the seat held by Republican Larry Bucshon…

("Obviously, I've had a lot of people approach me about that and it's something I'm giving some consideration to.")

Skill Up program offers learning and earning

Jan 19, 2017

A new program will allow Ivy Tech students to learn and earn.

The program called Skill UP Indiana will pay students $12.50 an hour during their enrollment in the 11-week program, which includes five weeks of class time and on-the-job training.

Applications are being accepted via Ivy Tech, and can be found on the community college’s website,

In a news release, Ivy Tech Southwest Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the college is excited to spearhead the initiative that he says can “potentially change the way employers hire in the future.”

Employees of Old National Bank are eligible to further their education at Ivy Tech for free.

The banking company and the technical college have announced a partnership called Achieve Your Degree.

It pays for classes at Ivy Tech for Old National associates who want to improve their skills and move up the ladder.

President and CEO Bob Jones says Old National employs 2800 associates, and they're all eligible.