Mark Graver, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs since 2003, has been named interim chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Southeast. 

Ivy Tech Southeast includes the Madison, Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses and serves Jefferson, Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland counties in Indiana as well as the Cincinnati area and northern Kentucky.

Graver replaces James Helms, who retired as chancellor of Ivy Tech Southeast this week. 

Helms will continue to be active with the college, holding the title chancellor emeritus, and will become a member of the Ivy Tech Community College State Foundation Board.  Helms will also be involved in special initiatives for the president's office.

Graver has overseen classroom instruction, enrollment management, academic student advising, recruiting of faculty, supervision of faculty and instructional staff, and monitoring of academic department budgets at the Lawrenceburg and Batesville campuses. He also serves on regional scheduling, services to students, safety, and technology committees. 

Graver joined Ivy Tech in 1992 as a computer information systems faculty member in Madison. He transferred to the Batesville campus in 2000, as program chair for the business and computer information systems programs. 

In 2003 he was recipient of the Southeast Region's President's Award for Excellence in Instruction. 

A 15-year member of the American Technical Education Association, in 1998 he was recognized as the Outstanding Technical Teacher of the organization's Great Lakes Region. 

Graver, who holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Indiana University and a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University.

He also has served as an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University/Purdue University, instructing computer fundamentals and introductory software applications.