About Us!

Our Mission:

To inspire individuals by creating an environment where learning leads to a quality life and economic viability.


John Jay Center for Learning, located in downtown Portland, Indiana, is dedicated to helping people achieve satisfaction and lifelong employability through education.


Services include

Technical training classes

Personal enrichment classes

Career and life planning

Professional certifications and technical certificates

Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs

Seminars and symposiums

John Jay Center provides services not only for Jay County but surrounding counties as well. Programs at John Jay offer a wide variety of options for persons of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  In order to deliver these services John Jay Center for Learning partners with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Indiana Wesleyan University for college classes and partners with the Jay School Corporation for the ABE/GED and Credit Recovery programs. John Jay Center also enjoys a wide variety of community partners who support our educational mission. 


Board of Directors 2013-2014

President - Brian Ison, Rehabilitation Manager at Jay County Hospital

Vice-President- Mark Goldman, owner Pennville Custom Cabintery

Secretary - Jane Ann Runyon, executive director of the United Way of Jay County
Treasurer - Jennifer Inman 
Other Members - Jeremy Gulley representing Jay Schools; Sue Burk, Program Administrator for Art's Place, Doug Inman, Executive Director Portland Foundation, Wes Schemenaur, Jay County Prosecutor, and  Dean Jetter, of Ft Recovery Industries.
Ex-Officio Members - Jay County Development Corporation executive director Bill Bradley, Ivy Tech Community College East Central Chancellor Andy Bowne, and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for Ivy Tech Community College East Central Dr. Ronald Sloan.




Rusty Inman - Executive Director


Carolyn Carducci - Student Services Advisor

Jane Carlin - Administrator Assistant

Linda Leonhard- Program Development Assistant


Priscilla & Michael McFarland- Building Custodian & Maintenance Coordinators

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