Proven Leader * Impact-Driven Visionary

Kacheyta is a native of Evansville, Indiana. He earned a B.S. in Management as well as an M.B.A. in Human Resources from the University of Southern Indiana.  Diversity and Inclusion have been threaded throughout his 12 plus years of experience in Higher Education.  As a strategy architect, Kacheyta has developed successful conferences, student retention initiatives, assessment tools, and diversity metrics that have earned him honors such as one of the Evansville Business Journal’s 20 under 40 Emerging Leaders and Leadership Evansville’s Individual Leadership Award recipient.  He has served on dozens of boards and committees that are community-focused with special attention reserved for people of color.  Some of his professional association affiliations are with the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Professionals of Indiana, NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Kappa Beta Delta International Honors Society (Honorary), Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honors Society, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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Expertise

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

·    Metrics                                                                              ·    Career Development

·    Leadership and Personnel Management                         ·    Budget Management

·    Assessment                                                                      ·    Diversity and Inclusion

·    Collaboration                                                                    ·    Mentoring

·    Programming                                                                    ·    Student Organizations

·    Recruitment/Retention                                                      ·    Presentation/Facilitation

Selected Credentials 
  • Certified Career Advisor, International Association of Career Advisors
  • Certified Mediator, Social Justice Mediation Institude
  • Training, Safe Zone 
  • M.B.A, University of Southern Indiana​
  • B.S., University of Southern Indiana
Identity Group Experience

African American

African

Latinx

Pacific Islander

LGBTQ+

Foreign Born

Skills

Special population programming

Under served advocacy

Building community

Cultivating belonging

Abbreviated Professional Background ​
Career Development, Ivy Tech Community College
2015 - Present

  • Developed the Diversity Scorecard vetted by the college for statewide implementation and strategic diversity planning

  • Led the cross-functional team responsible for developing campus specific diversity in leadership plan templates for use at all 19 campuses, making the charge of “increasing diversity in leadership” an actionable goal

  • Held the College accountable to diversity-related interview questions as a member of multiple search committees

  • Redesigned the Career Development staffing and service structure in collaboration with the Sellersburg Leadership Team, growing the office from 1 full-time employee to 5 full-time employees

  • Developed and implemented specialized career fairs, intentionally connecting students with employers in their fields of study; grew from hosting two career fairs annually (40 employers) to six career fairs annually (120 employers)

  • Planned and executed all Regional Career Development activities and initiatives which consisted of workshops, presentations, programming, career fairs, on-site employer recruitment, and community outreach

  • Applied individualized career placement strategies for students and alumni using a resourceful combination of networking and advocacy

  • Coached students and alumni through the job search process including resume/cover letter review, interview preparation, and advocacy on student/alumni behalf with prospective employers resulting in phone interviews, face-to-face interviews and job placement

  • Used Symplicity software to approve and post job opportunities submitted by employers, to assist students/alumni with professional job search documents, and to connect employers with students/alumni

  • Provided occupational outlook and career specifications using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, O*Net, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and Career Calculator (Kentuckiana Works) as resource tools

  • Served on dozens of committees focused on student success, personnel, and strategic initiatives

 

Multicultural Center, University of Southern Indiana

​2007 - 2015 

  • Served as the business advisor to several student affinity groups including: Latinos Unidos, EXCEL Mentoring program, African Culture Student Union, and the South Asian Union

  • Collaborated with Director to host various annual programs including: MLK Memorial Luncheon, Phenomenal Women of USI and the Community Awards Ceremony, Fall Inspirational Speakers Series to honor Latino Heritage Month, and Stand Against Racism Rally

  • Contributed significantly to department programming that resulted in long-term increased academic performance among MCC program participants; mean GPA increased steadily over academic terms

  • Validated MCC student organization relevance by showing the mean GPA for participation was above 3.0 for two consecutive academic years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

  • Collaborated with the Office of Planning Research and Assessment to compile previously collected student data into demographic categories including: cohort, sex, ethnicity, and class standing to produce reports that demonstrated the department’s impact

  • Demonstrated that students who are actively involved in at least one MCC sponsored organization had a 10% higher impact on retention compared to the overall student population for the Fall of 2014

  • Proved that over 90% of the students who attend at least one MCC sponsored program were retained by the University for the Fall of 2012, 2013, and 2014; every student (100%) who attended one MCC sponsored program were retained in 2013.

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