Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Sue Ellspermann its next president. She served as Indiana’s 50th lieutenant governor from 2013 until March of this year. Ellspermann also served as president of the Senate and Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, as well as oversaw six agencies including Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Indiana Office of Tourism, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and Office of Defense Development. She served as the co-chair for the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transportation Infrastructure and the Rural Broadband Working Group and led agriculture trade missions to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China. Ellspermann has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, economic and workforce development and public service. She will be the ninth individual to hold the position and the first female president in the Community College’s 53 years. Ellspermann replaces Thomas Snyder who announced his retirement in September of 2015 after serving as President since 2007. She will assume the role of President July 1.

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