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Ellspermann candidate for Ivy Tech president

Posted at 7:21 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 21:44:42-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is a candidate to be the next president of Ivy Tech Community College.

Gov. Mike Pence's office confirmed Ellspermann's consideration for the job in a statement Monday afternoon:

“Governor Pence believes Lt. Governor Ellspermann is uniquely qualified to lead Ivy Tech and strongly encouraged her to seek the position. Governor Pence believes Ivy Tech will play a key role in strengthening Indiana’s workforce and believes the Lt. Governor is an ideal candidate for the position.  The governor will support the Lt. Governor's effort to lead Ivy Tech but respects the role the Board of Trustees will play in the decision-making process.”

The college is searching for a replacement to current President Tom Snyder, who will retire next year. Snyder has served as president of Ivy Tech since 2007.

In a statement released Tuesday, Ellspermann said she was honored to be considered for the position.

"While I have made the Governor aware of this opportunity, this is a decision of the Ivy Tech Board of Trustees," the statement read. "As Lt. Governor I am focused on making Indiana a State that Works and improving the lives of Hoosiers."

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