Lubbers Details College Success Summit Dates

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Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will begin the first of four College Success Summits Thursday in Hartford City. The events are part of the commission's goal of boosting post-secondary attainment to 60 percent in the state by 2025. October 22, 2014

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HARTFORD CITY, Ind. - Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will kick off the fall 2014 leg of her statewide "College Success Tour" tomorrow at 8 a.m. in the Hartford County City Hall.

Indiana's education attainment level and personal per capita income are two data points that are directly linked to the fact that only a third of Hoosier adults have more than a high school diploma. Indiana has set a goal of increasing the proportion of Hoosiers with a college credential, including one-year workforce certificates, two-year associate degrees and four year bachelor's degrees, to 60 percent of the state's population by 2025.

College Success Summits

Sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the regional "College Success Summits" events are hosted by a county College Success Coalition, a growing statewide network of local organizations working to increase college access and success. The events are part of an ongoing public engagement effort designed to increase the education level of all Hoosiers.

Learn more about joining or starting a coalition in your county at LearnMoreIndiana.org/Coalitions.

Upcoming College Success Summit Dates and Point of Contacts

-October 28: Hendricks County Fairgrounds; register online at http://bit.ly/HendricksSummit

-November 17: Clinton County Fairgrounds; register by emailing nelsea@purdue.edu

-November 19: DeKalb County Bridgewater Country Club; register by emailing rodrickknox@att.net

For more details on the upcoming College Success Summit in your area, call 812-349-4142. Learn more about the Commission for Higher Education's "Reaching Higher, Achieving More" strategic plan at www.che.in.gov.

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education