Local Ivy Tech Chancellor Reassigned To VP Of Operations
By Mike Perleberg
Katie Mote. File photo.
(Madison, Ind.) – Ivy Tech Community College Columbus and Southeast Region interim chancellor Katie Mote has been assigned an important new role.
Mote has been named one of two vice presidents of operations for Ivy Tech. The change in responsibilities is part of the statewide community college system’s new organizational structure announced last week.
Mote will be the Vice President of Operations for Ivy Tech campuses in the southern half of the state. Those campuses include Lawrenceburg, Madison, Columbus, Terre Haute, Bloomington, Sellersburg, and Evansville.
According to a news release, Mote’s new specific responsibility is to ensure the supportive and responsive day-to-day operational management of Ivy Tech campuses, and help ensure a positive student experience and effective workforce alignment. In addition, the position will play a key role in ensuring the delivery on the full range of performance targets.
“It is an honor to support the southern campuses as Vice President of Operations,” said Mote. “I look forward to working alongside these dedicated and talented faculty, staff and chancellors to implement the new organizational structure, and to continue to improve the College’s connection to communities and service to Hoosiers.”
Mote has been the interim chancellor for the Southeast and Columbus regions since last year. She has also been the president of the Madison campus until this new assignment.
Michelle Simmons, the Kokomo campus president since 2014, will oversee campuses in northern Indiana.
Simmons and Mote will each will act as a deputy to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Andy Bowne. Bowne will continue to work with campuses in Indianapolis, Muncie, Richmond and Anderson.
“I am thrilled that Michelle and Katie are taking on this leadership role to help shape the future of Ivy Tech,” said Bowne. “Both Michelle and Katie bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to help provide executive leadership, identify best practices, and elevate Ivy Tech to the next level. We truly are focused on putting more ‘community’ into community college and I look forward to working with them to create a successful and positive environment for our students, faculty, staff and communities.”
Ivy Tech’s new organizational structure will return to a system of each campus in the state being overseen by its own chancellor. The school expects to name those 19 campus chancellors by August 1.