Ellspermann Joins WGU Indiana Board

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Ellspermann was named Ivy Tech president in May. Ellspermann was named Ivy Tech president in May.

Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann has joined the advisory board of WGU Indiana. Ellspermann, who says Ivy Tech and WGU "share a mission," will serve a two-year term on the board.

WGU and Ivy Tech have a partnership offering Ivy Tech graduates transferring to WGU a 5 percent tuition discount for four academic terms. The schools say more than 900 Ivy Tech graduates have transferred to WGU Indiana to earn their bachelor's degrees.

Ivy Tech and WGU are also working together with several other schools to offer options to displaced ITT Tech students. WGU says it will waive the school's $65 application fee and first-term resource fee of $145 for eligible students. Ivy Tech is hosting a series of events for former ITT Tech students to discuss possible next steps for those students.

Other WGU Indiana advisory board members include:

Kathy Davis, Owner, Davis Design Group and former Lt Governor of the State of Indiana
Ron Stiver, President, Clinical Services, IU Health
Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO, Project Lead the Way
Linda Burskirk, Owner, Accountable Solutions
Jamie Merisotis, President, Lumina Foundation for Education
Gerry Dick, President, Grow INdiana Media Ventures
Dr. Carolyn Konfirst, Patient Safety and Quality Advisory, Indiana Hospital Association
Mike Langellier, President and CEO, TechPoint

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