Richmond— Steven C. Tincher, Ph.D., has been named Chancellor of the Richmond region of Ivy Tech Community College. Tincher was named Interim Chancellor following Chancellor Emeritus James L. Steck‘s retirement June 1. He has been Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the region since 1996.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to represent Ivy Tech’s Richmond and Connersville students, faculty and staff in the chancellor’s position,” Tincher said. “I highly respect the leadership of our trustees, President Snyder and the President’s Office staff as together the College focuses on accelerating greatness in Indiana and specifically our local community.”
“Dr. Tincher brings a tremendous amount of experience and is a proven leader in this community and in higher education in our state,” Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder said. “After an extensive search process it was determined that Dr. Tincher is the best person to lead this region and he will be a great successor to Jim Steck and will be an outstanding leader.”
“We have a legacy of outstanding community leadership from Chancellor Emeritus James Steck and we will continue to diligently implement the College’s mission and vision in our community,” Tincher said. “The Ivy Tech faculty and staff are outstanding and committed to the success of our students and business and industry in our communities. Leveraging the local campus with the College’s resources and leadership are tremendous assets for our region. It is an honor for me to serve in this new assignment.”
Dr. Tincher’ s responsibilities while serving as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in the region included academic program planning, regional transfer promotion, local academic partnerships with secondary schools, academic operations and budgets, and regional administrative information/instructional technology services.
He began his career at Ivy Tech Richmond as an adjunct faculty member. He joined Ivy Tech as a full-time employee when he became Director of Regional Business Affairs in 1984. His responsibility areas included budgeting, business office operations, employee relations, facilities and information technology. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, he worked for Cooper Industries, Belden Electronic Wire and Cable Richmond in several accounting/planning operations positions. Prior to joining Cooper Industries he worked in other local accounting positions.
He is involved in a number of committees and initiatives regionally and across the College including the Regional Achieving the Dream Committee, Human Resources Council, Faculty Task Force, Curriculum Committees for Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology and committee for deans of the School of Business.
Dr. Tincher is an active participant in a number of partnership initiatives that enable Ivy Tech to serve College students and regional high school students including a program partnership with Reid Hospital, student transfer partnerships with IU East and Purdue School of Technology Richmond, partnerships with area high schools for high school based Dual Credit opportunities and Early College initiatives.
He has been an adjunct faculty member at a number of universities. He taught Strategic Management in the Franklin University MBA program, various courses in the Master of Arts in Management program at Antioch University from 1993-2011, leadership courses at the Purdue University School of Technology Richmond and business courses at Indiana Wesleyan University.
He earned a doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a major in Business from Regent University, a Master of Arts in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration from Ball State University.
Dr. Tincher serves 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.
He has lived most of his life in the Richmond community. He and his wife Susan currently live in Richmond and are the parents of a son who lives in Columbus, IN.