The KCI is dedicated to promoting high impact learning practices that serve our region and actively engage students, faculty, and members or organizations within the community. KCI will provide students, from freshmen to graduate students, valuable learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom space. 

The KCI envisions developing reciprocal partnerships with the community and enhancing each student’s academic journey through experiential learning. In pursuit of this vision, KCI will endeavor to become a widely recognized resource within the community by providing value and assistance to local organizations.

Alan Krabbenhoft, former dean of the IU Kokomo School of Business and a veteran business consultant serves as director of the KCI. He has built relationships with many local businesses, GKEDA, and the Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center (HHISBDC), which will have an office in Innovation Hall and have standing business hours. The HHISBDC will be available to assist students with start-up business advice as needed.