Mote named Ivy Tech Interim Chancellor

Ivy Tech Community College has selected Kathleen Mote as Interim Chancellor of its Columbus/Southeast Region. Christopher Schilling, spokesman for the Columbus campus, says that Mote fills the vacancy created when former Chancellor Chris Lowery was named the College’s Senior Vice President of Workforce Alignment.

Kathleen Mote; Photo courtesy of Ivy Tech
Kathleen Mote; Photo courtesy of Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech’s Columbus/Southeast Region has campuses in Batesville, Columbus, Lawrenceburg and Madison with an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students.

“It is truly a blessing to work side by side with so many dedicated colleagues who help change the lives of our students and their families,” Mote said. “I am humbled to have been selected to help lead these talented professionals in our region.”

Schilling says that Mote began her career with Ivy Tech as an Adjunct Professor of general education in 2009. In 2011, she became Assistant Professor and Chair of the regional Criminal Justice program. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and in November of that year was named President of the Madison Campus. Prior to Ivy Tech, Mote practiced criminal law as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion, Jackson, and Jefferson counties. Mote was honored in 2014 as Outstanding Prosecutor of the Year by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

“Katie has proven to be a wonderful collaborator, pulling together the faculty and staff at the Madison Campus to work alongside our community and K-12 education partners to help change the lives of our students,” Lowery said. “The commitment she exhibits each day to her students, faculty, and staff and to the southeastern Indiana region will be invaluable as Ivy Tech continues its work in meeting the workforce needs of our communities and increasing the levels of educational attainment throughout the state.”