Interim Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer
With the departure of former chancellor Frank T. Brogan, who was hired to lead the university system in Pennsylvania, Dr. Ignash was named Interim Chancellor and continues in her capacity as Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Ignash joined the Board in 2012 after having served most recently as deputy director and chief academic officer for the State of Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. Serving a lead role in that state's strategic master plan update and accountability initiatives, Dr. Ignash has demonstrated an ability to collaboratively create and implement innovative policies and practices and an understanding of both funding issues and legislative processes.
Her experience spans three decades in education with increased responsibility-at both state and campus levels. From 1994-99, Dr. Ignash worked at the Illinois Board of Higher Education. She has also taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels' earning tenure at the University of South Florida. Dr. Ignash earned a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Michigan State University.