A vice president of operations for Ivy Tech Community College has been named to oversee seven campuses in southern Indiana, including Columbus.
Katie Mote, who has been serving as interim chancellor for Ivy Tech’s Columbus/Southeast Region, will take on the new responsibility for the statewide college system to oversee operations in Terre Haute, Bloomington, Columbus, Lawrenceburg, Madison, Sellersburg and Evansville, the college announced Thursday.
Michelle Simmons, Ivy Tech president for the system’s Kokomo campus, was named to a similar role to oversee eight Ivy Tech campuses in the northern part of the state, the college announced.
Mote most recently served as the Madison Campus president and interim chancellor for the Southeast and Columbus regions, which served 11 counties with campuses in Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison and Columbus.
However, a restructuring announced this week by Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann is eliminating regional chancellor positions. Instead, 19 chancellors will oversee Ivy Tech campuses across the state, with announcements made over the next six weeks — including the person who will oversee the Columbus campus. The first four chancellor announcements were made Thursday for the Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Indianapolis campuses.
Additionally, 26 Ivy Tech educational sites will operate from communities such as Franklin and Noblesville without a chancellor in charge.
- Began in 2009 as a faculty member, serving as adjunct faculty, assistant professor, associate professor, and criminal justice program chair for the Madison, Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses.
- Named president of Ivy Tech’s Madison campus in November 2014.
- Became interim chancellor of the Columbus/Southeast region in October 2016.
- Promoted to vice president of operations for Ivy Tech Community College to oversee seven campuses in southern Indiana, including Columbus.
- Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish from Indiana University – Bloomington.
- Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law – Bloomington.