As 14News was first to report, Jonathan Weinzapfel will serve as Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College's new combined region.
It includes the Evansville, Tell City and Terre Haute campuses.
"Ivy Tech is doing some great things in helping Hoosiers obtain the skills and the education they need to succeed in today's economy. It is truly on the cutting edge of economic development in the State of Indiana," said Weinzapfel.
Weinzapfel currently works as an attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels where he has focused his legal practice on economic development issues and municipal consulting.
Previously, Weinzapfel served two terms as Mayor of Evansville from 2004 to 2011.
He also served three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives.
Weinzapfel will begin his new position on May 12.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public post-secondary institution with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.
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