Statement as issued Wednesday by Indiana Tech:
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech President Arthur E. Snyder has been named CEO of the Year by the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. The award was announced on Monday during the chamber’s annual meeting.
The CEO of the Year Award is presented to a CEO in either a large or small business who has shown great leadership, vision, and care for his or her community.
“I’m very honored by this recognition,” Snyder said. “But I would not have received this award if not for the accomplishments of the entire Indiana Tech team. I have the pleasure of working with a highly dedicated and talented team throughout all areas of the university.”
Snyder is in his 10th year as president. During his years leading the university, Indiana Tech has:
•expanded its academic offerings, which now include a doctoral program
•opened new campus locations in Indiana and Kentucky
•launched online degree programs
•completed a comprehensive fundraising campaign that raised $29 million
•revitalized the main campus in Fort Wayne with improvements that include five new residence halls, a new athletic center, and an energy-efficient renovation of the administration building
•added several men’s and women’s sports to the athletic department
•announced plans to open a law school in 2013
“Indiana Tech’s growth and evolution have always been focused on providing career-oriented education,” Snyder said. “Knowing the chamber shares our concern for workforce and economic development makes receiving this honor from them even more gratifying.”