Pence comments on Ellspermann selection


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News release from Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Office:

Governor Pence Calls Ellspermann Selection to Lead Ivy Tech a ‘Win’ for Education in Indiana
Commends Board of Trustees for Selection of former Lieutenant Governor

Indianapolis (May 18, 2016) – Governor Mike Pence today issued this statement following the selection of Sue Ellspermann to lead Ivy Tech Community College as its next president:

“The historic selection of Sue Ellspermann as the next president of Ivy Tech Community College is a win for education in Indiana and for the more than 170,000 students who will benefit from her energetic and visionary leadership.

“I commend the Board of Trustees and members of the search committee for choosing this uniquely qualified leader to serve as president of the largest post-secondary institution in our state and offer my heartfelt congratulations to my friend and former Lieutenant Governor on her selection. I also offer my thanks to outgoing president Tom Snyder for his nine years of service and leadership.

“At a time of record employment and economic growth across our state, I am confident that Sue Ellspermann’s energetic leadership will ensure that Ivy Tech Community College continues to play a vital role in ensuring that Hoosiers can pursue their dreams in a growing Indiana economy.”

The attached letter of recommendation was sent by Governor Pence to the trustees on March 29, 2016 supporting Sue Ellspermann as the next president of Ivy Tech Community College. Sue Ellspermann stepped down on March 2, 2016 to pursue the position of president of Ivy Tech with Governor Pence’s full support.


Download Governor Pence’s recommendation letter.


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