LAWRENCEBURG – Ivy Tech Community College has selected Mark Graver as campus president of its Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses. Graver most recently served as interim chancellor for the community college’s Southeast region.
Reporting to Chancellor Chris R. Lowery, Graver will focus on local community outreach. He will manage daily campus operations, while fostering a campus climate consistent with the college’s core values. He will consult with regional administrators to achieve policy objectives and goals for building new and varied community outreach and partnerships, as well as expanding the availability of the college’s instructional and student support services to the community.
Graver will direct the assessment, development and delivery of degree programs, certifications and training consistent with the needs of the community; develop, update and communicate short- and long-term goals for the Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses; and provide direction for campus managers and directors.
“I am sincerely honored to be selected to serve the college in this new role,” Graver said. “Ivy Tech Community College is critical to the success of the communities in Southeastern Indiana. I am eager to help promote positive economic development in Southeastern Indiana by focusing on student success.
Graver joined Ivy Tech in 1992 as a computer faculty member at the Madison campus. He moved to the Batesville campus in 2000, assuming the responsibilities of program chair for the Business and Computer programs. In 2003, he was named associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at the Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses.
In 2003, Graver received the regional President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction and has maintained a 16-year membership with the American Technical Education Association. He was recognized in 1998 as the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the organization’s Great Lakes Region.
“Mark is deeply connected to communities throughout southeastern Indiana,” Lowery said. “His professional relationships and commitment to our vision will be invaluable as he leads Ivy Tech’s efforts to meet the needs of our communities and increase the levels of educational attainment in the region.”
Graver has served on numerous Ivy Tech’s statewide committees, including the President’s Executive Council, Regional Academic Officers’ Committee, Safety and Security Committee, Green Team Committee, Strategy subcommittee of the College’s Accelerating Greatness 2013 strategic plan, and Engagement and Service Committee in preparation for a 2009 Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit.
Graver serves as a member the Region 9 Adult Education Consortium and is a member of the Dearborn County EcO15 Advisory Task Force. He is a member of the Dearborn Community Foundation Board, having served as a chairperson, vice president, and president. He is a member of the Dearborn County Community Mental Health Center Board, the Lawrenceburg Main Street Program, and the Lawrenceburg Kiwanis Club.
Graver, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University and a master’s in administration from Central Michigan University, has worked as an adjunct faculty member for Northwood University and Indiana University/Purdue University. He is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of captain while serving in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) as a navigator, radar navigator, and offensive systems officer on B-52 and B1B Bombers.
He is a member of Northcutt-Laaker Post 292 of the American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro, where he resides with his wife Debra. The couple has two children.
About Ivy Tech Community College
About Ivy Tech Community College 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.