Sue Ellspermann officially takes the helm as president today at Ivy Tech Community College. The former lieutenant governor was selected by the board of trustees last month after a national search for a successor to Tom Snyder.

Ellspermann has called Ivy Tech the state’s “most important workforce development institution.” She is the first woman to lead the state’s largest post-secondary school in its 53-year history.

Ivy Tech announced its selection of Ellspermann in May. She stepped down from her role as lieutenant governor in March to pursue the job at Ivy Tech. 

Shortly after being named president of Ivy Tech, Ellspermann appeared on Inside INdiana Business Television, telling Gerry Dick she would like to see the business community become more engaged to help bridge the skills gap, leading to more Hoosiers with post-secondary degrees.

You can view the entire interview in the video above.