Most recently, Jonathan served as Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College, where he led several successful initiatives aimed at providing affordable, quality educational programs to Hoosiers in southwestern Indiana and preparing them for good-paying jobs. One of these initiatives was the Achieve Your Degree program, which began on the Evansville campus, and now has spread to nearly all of the 19 campuses throughout the state. The program partners with employers to provide a free community college education to their employees and remove the upfront costs to encourage them to continue their education. Jonathan also spearheaded the College Connection Coach and Pathways Plus Initiatives, two initiatives aimed at providing career and academic counseling to Indiana high school students and assisting them with earning a college credential before they graduate from high school.
Jonathan also has extensive private sector experience as an attorney, journalist and professor, including his roles with a Fortune 200 company and one of the top 100 banking companies in the United States. Jonathan recently accepted a position as Partner with Jones Wallace LLC, an Evansville legal firm serving mid-size tri-state businesses.
Jonathan and his wife Patricia reside in Evansville with their three children Nathaniel, Benjamin and Eleanor.