Lora Plank has been named vice chancellor of academic affairs at the Valparaiso campus of Ivy Tech Community College. Plank has been with Ivy Tech since 1993, most recently as dean of health Sciences. Robert Jeffs is the new vice chancellor of academic affairs at Ivy Tech's Michigan City campus. He was previously an administrator and teacher at Ivy Tech in Muncie. Arelia Bradley has been named vice chancellor for enrollment services and student success at the Michigan City campus. She worked previously for 10 years as an academic advisor and admissions manager at Southern Illinois University and Everest College.
Jeff Santo has joined residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage as a senior loan officer at its Crown Point office. Santo was previously with Caliber Home Loans. Prior to that he was with BMO Harris Bank as a senior loan officer. He started in the industry in 1992. The Crown Point office is located at 11037 Broadway #A.
Benjamin Bochnowski, president and CEO of Munster-based Peoples Bank, is a Northwest Region representative on the 2018 board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association. Board members were elected at the IBA annual convention in French Lick last September.