Welcome to the Department of Business, Information Technology and Public Service
We offer a variety of programs in Business, Information Technology and Law Enforcement. Students have the options of Certificates and Associate Degrees. Our courses are taught by dedicated and experienced faculty who are committed to providing all students with a quality education that prepares them for a career – and life. Please spend some time browsing the variety of program offerings of the College of Business, IT and Public Service.
Focused Quality Education
Stackable Degree Programs: You decide where to start - We help get you there
Students completing the Business Administration degree transfer 60 hours into their chosen four-year institutions and enter the programs at junior-level standing. All Indiana State supported institutions and various private schools throughout Indiana accept our program as a whole composite of the first two-years completed. Click here to learn more about Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP), the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), and Articulation Agreements.
Career Opportunities include the following: Accounting & Finance, Hospital Administration, Human Resource Management, International Business, Law, Management, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Sales Force Management, First-Level Supervising, Materials Distribution, Office Administration, Real Estate Sales, Retail Sales Manager, Small Business Operations, and Supply Chain Logistics.
The Information Technology #5510 AS program satisfies the Information Technology and Informatics Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) created under Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 182 passed in 2013. Click here to learn more about Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAP), the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC), and Articulation Agreements.
Career Opportunities include the following: Business Analyst, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Systems Developer, Systems Analyst, Website Developer, Mobile App Developer, and Network Analyst.
Career Opportunities include the following: Law enforcement and corrections jobs available at the city, county, and state levels.
Our Faculty - Real, Relevant, Committed to You:
Programming and Technology
Business and Management
Environmental and Business Law
Larry Hawkins is a member of the adjunct faculty staff at Vincennes University Jasper and has been teaching information technology and computer security courses since 2000. He is employed full-time at Kimball Electronics serving as Director IT Operations and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of information security, telecommunications, and information technology.
Larry has earned CISSP and CISA certifications and holds an MA in Telecommunications Management from Webster University in St. Louis, BS in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and AAS in Electronic Engineering Technology from the Community College of the Air Force
BA, University of Southern Indiana
MBA, Indiana University
Faculty member since 1999
I have taught a night class every year since I was hired as an adjunct at VU-Jasper in 1999. My undergraduate degree is in Accounting is from USI, and my MBA is from Indiana University. Currently, I am Director – Cybersecurity, Risk, & Governance at Kimball International, Inc. I have worked in various financial, IT, and management roles at Kimball for over 25 years. In the community, I serve as a Trustee for the Huntingburg Public Library; previously, I served two terms as an elected official on the Southwest Dubois County School Board. My wife, Leigh, and I live in Huntingburg. Leigh works at Southridge High School where she teaches mostly dual-credit classes as an English & Speech Communication adjunct for USI and Ivytech.
Leigh and I are "empty nesters" as our 2 kids are grown. Our daughter is in Chicago, and our son lives in Knoxville. We have always had animals (named after Arthurian legends) in our home, and at the moment it is just Leigh, me, and our German Shepherd Sir Galahad.
Teaching is a passion of mine, and I firmly believe education can and will change your life. I enjoy meeting people and imparting what I know to others. I hope I can have a positive impact on your life. I expect my students to enjoy my classes – I certainly will! My desire is to provoke you to think and to motivate you to learn. I promise to do this in an environment that open, where your ideas will always be heard and respected.
Department Chair: Business, IT and Public Service
Angie Allen serves an Assistant Professor and the Department Chair for Business, IT, and Public Service programs at Vincennes University in Jasper and teaches a variety of courses in both business and information technology.
Angie brings over twenty-two years of experience from the business and industry, and public education career fields. With over eleven years of experience within public education, Angie taught Career and Technical Education: Business Services and Technology courses; including: Dual Credit Accounting, Economics, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, and AP Computer Science. She also participated with and chaired many committees, and coordinated and implemented programs, while coaching and continuing her education.
With eleven plus years of experience within business and industry, her skills span from Engineering to I.T. Management. Angie brings with her, experience in the following areas: Engineering, CAD/CAM, Bill of Materials (BOM), Product Development and Design, IT Support (software/hardware) Network Administration and Security which includes: implementing, securing, supporting and enhancing WAN/LAN networks, wireless networks, DNS, DHCP, and Active Directory. Angie has additional enterprise level experience working in Citrix, Exchange Server, SQL Server, database management, project management, report writing, web design and maintenance, and business experience, including: accounting, human resources, customer service and sales, purchasing, data-entry, marketing, and supply chain logistics.
Angie encourages students’ professional growth by using simulations, hands-on activities, project-based learning, and past career experiences to provide opportunities for students to build much needed skills and knowledge to successfully compete in today’s business environment. As a life-long learner, Angie easily relates to the challenges that many students face with managing a full load of studies with competing priorities, such as: work and/or athletic schedules, clubs and organizations, or even raising a family. Noting, with hard-work, determination and perseverance, ALL students can be successful!
Angie obtained her Associates of Science in Computer Programming and Networking from Vincennes University, Jasper; Bachelors of Science in Career and Technical Education: Business Services and Technology, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and Building Level Administration from Oakland City University. Angie is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Societies.
When not teaching, she spends quality time with her family, is actively involved with her church, and sings with Promiseland, a Christian music band.