Stephen J. Daily


IU Kokomo Alumni Hall of Fame (1992)
B.S., 1971; M.S., 1975


Stephen Daily is the Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo Region. After graduating from IU-Kokomo in 1975, he was elected to the Kokomo Common Council. In 1979, Daily was elected mayor of Kokomo, one of the youngest ever to serve. He served two terms, but brought about changes in the city, including establishing the construction of a new City Hall, Leadership Kokomo, and Kokomo Beach.

Daily chose not to run for a third term as the mayor, but instead began working for IU-Kokomo in fundraising and later became chancellor of Ivy Tech. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1992 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Kokomo Perspective in 2012.