INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has announced a new chancellor and president of two regions for the college.
The college named Chris Lowery chancellor of the Columbus and Southeast regions – which include the Batesville, Lawrenceburg, and Madison campuses – and Chad Bolser as the new president of the college’s Richmond and Connersville campuses.
“I am honored and pleased to have been selected to lead the newly created Columbus-Southeast Region,” Lowery said in a statement. “The rich history and promising future of Ivy Tech are unparalleled and I welcome the opportunity to be part of the team moving forward.”
Lowery was appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to serve as chair of one of the newly created Indiana Regional Work Councils for Southeastern Indiana in 2013.
The Indiana University graduate also serves a president on the board of trustees for the Batesville Community School Corporation.
“We are pleased to add Chris to our team in this multi-campus leadership position,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder. “His passion for education, and how Ivy Tech will rebuild our middle class, are among the many reasons we selected him.”
Bolser will become president of the college’s Richmond and Connersville campuses on Aug. 18.
As president, he will focus on providing outreach to the local communities in Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union, and Wayne counties. He will also manage the day-to-day operations of the campuses, ensuring they are consistent with Ivy Tech’s core values.
“The position at Ivy Tech will not only challenge me, but also provide the opportunity to participate in changing the lives of those in the regional communities,” Bolser said. “This community, including the surrounding counties, has had a positive impact on my life, both from a personal and professional standpoint.”
Bolser has served as both teacher and coach at many schools and universities throughout the Midwest, including St. Teresa High School, Millikin University, and Lindenwood University. And most recently, he served as the athletic director for Richmond Community Schools.
“Chad’s leadership experience, community relationships and passion for the Ivy Tech mission is why we chose him as the final candidate for the campus president position,” said Andy Bowne, regional chancellor for the East Central and Richmond regions. “I am confident he will effectively lead the region, all while focusing on student success and community involvement.”
Seth Morin is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.