Richmond– Steven C. Tincher, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College Richmond will serve as Richmond’s Interim Chancellor until a successor is named to replace James L. Steck who retired June 1.
Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder made the appointment with the Ivy Tech Regional Board of Trustees’ approval. Tincher said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with our wonderful students, faculty and staff as Interim Chancellor.”
A Richmond resident, Tincher began his career as an Ivy Tech Richmond adjunct faculty member in 1981. He became Director of Regional Business Affairs in 1984 and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 1996. He earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a major in Business from Regent University and a master’s in Accounting and a bachelor’s in General Business Administration from Ball State University. Tincher serves on many college-wide initiatives and committees as well as on several community boards and committees including the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Business Education Committee, Indiana University East School of Humanities Advisory Committee and Richmond Area Career Center Advisory Committee.
His work on initiatives to increase student educational opportunities includes partnerships with secondary schools and local public universities. An adjunct faculty member at Franklin University, he previously held adjunct positions at the Purdue University School of Technology Richmond and Antioch University. Tincher and his wife Susan are the parents of a son who lives in Columbus, Ind.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.