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Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education

Teresa Lubbers was appointed in 2009 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring that the state’s postsecondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.  Prior to joining the Commission, Lubbers served in the Indiana State Senate for 17 years, leading on education and economic development issues as Chair of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee. 

As Commissioner, Lubbers has worked to increase college completion, improve productivity, and ensure academic quality.   She has partnered with policymakers and higher education leaders to implement the state’s higher education strategic plan, Reaching Higher, Achieving More and promoted innovative educational models and efforts to control college costs.

Lubbers served as Commissioner and Chair of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States, and as a member of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education for the National Conference of State Legislatures.  She is a member of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) and the Immediate Past Chair. She serves on the Indiana Education Roundtable and the Indiana Career Council.

Lubbers holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 

Joan Gabig
317-464-4400, ext. 133

Media Inquiries:
Jason Bearce
317-464-4400, ext. 119

More Information about the Commissioner:
Biography current as of October 2, 2014
Curriculum Vitae

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