Early College Program Contact Info
Dean of Academic Early College
Dr. Nicole Shankle
Nicole Shankle, PhD., is Dean of Academic Early College at Vincennes University where she oversees over 25 Early College partnerships throughout the state of Indiana. Prior to being appointed Dean in 2016, she served as the Assistant Dean of Early College at Ben Davis University High School from 2012-2016 and at Lawrenceburg Early College from 2011-2012. Dr. Shankle served as Director of Student Success Center and Chair of Academic Skills Advancement at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus, Indiana before coming to Vincennes University in 2011. Dr. Shankle has also held professional positions at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University of Ohio in the areas of academic advising, student success, and first year experience programs. Nicole earned a BA from Kentucky State University, an MEd from Temple University, and her PhD from the University of Cincinnati.
Dean of Career & Technical Early College
Dr. Andrew Findlay
Dr. Drew Findlay is the Dean of CTE Early College for Vincennes University where he works with schools to develop dual-credit pathways that lead to certification or associate degrees. Prior to his administrative work with Vincennes University, Dr. Findlay taught business and economics courses at high schools in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, and was an entrepreneur for many years before. Dr. Findlay holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Oakland City University and a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Indiana Institute of Technology.