Board of Trustees
Katie Mote navigates her career with a passion to serve and a focus on education. She currently serves Project Lead The Way, Inc. as Vice President of Partnerships, Colleges and Universities. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for millions of PreK-12 students in more than 11,500 schools nationwide through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. In this role, Mote leads national partnership strategy to engage college and university partners and higher education leaders to expand post-secondary access and currency for PLTW students.
Mote has a decade of experience in the intersection of education and career. Prior to her role with PLTW, she held a variety of roles with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, including faculty and administrative positions. Mote served as President of the Madison Campus, Interim Chancellor of the former Columbus/Southeast Region, and as Vice President of Operations for Southern Indiana. Mote served as VP of Operations during a transformative time for Ivy Tech as it reinvented with a focus on career-ready education for Hoosiers. Mote supported a portfolio of seven Ivy Tech campuses that in 2017-2018 served an unduplicated total headcount of approximately 50,000 students and in fiscal year 2019 represented a combined recurring operating budget of approximately $110 million. In this role, Mote also co-led the College’s installation of strategic enrollment management practices and statewide scaling of key initiatives, such as the educational partnership with the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the creation of seamless K-14 pathways for high school students.
Both prior to and during her tenure at Ivy Tech, Mote practiced criminal law as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion, Jackson, and Jefferson counties. She was honored for this work by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2014 as the year’s Outstanding Prosecutor.
In July 2017, Mote was appointed to the Indiana State Board of Education by Governor Eric Holcomb. Mote currently serves the Board and State of Indiana as Vice Chair. Prior to her appointment, Mote served a three-year term as a member of the School Commission for Prince of Peace Catholic Schools (Madison, Indiana) where she served a one-year term as Vice Chair.
Mote holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Bloomington (Maurer School of Law). She is married with two children and resides with her family in Madison, Indiana.