Lubbers Receives SHEEO Award

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Indiana Commission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers has been awarded the inaugural Exceptional Leader Award from the State Higher Education Executive Officers, based on her exceptional leadership, commitment to higher education, contribution to the greater good and service to the SHEEO Association.

She has served as commissioner for nine years. During that time, Lubbers has led the development and implementation of Indiana’s higher education strategic plans and embraced a commitment to “paying for what we value” through performance funding metrics for institutions and students. She has focused on improving completion rates for all Hoosiers, with a focus on closing achievement gaps, and she continues to align higher education preparation with workforce needs by working with policymakers, educators and employers.

Lubbers has also mentored new state higher education executive officers as former SHEEO chair, as well as serving on the association’s executive committee.