Ivy Tech Community College President Announces Her Retirement

Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, has announced her plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2024-2025 academic year.

Dr. Ellspermann assumed the presidency of Ivy Tech Community College in 2016. Over the course of her eight year tenure, the community college has experienced growth in its academic programming, career development offerings, and financial aid services. Her leadership guided the community college to establish a flat-rate tuition for students enrolled in at least 12 course credits, as well as a free textbook policy for any course-required materials.

Before joining the Ivy Tech community, Ellspermann previously served in two state government positions. From 2010 to 2012, she was a state representative for Indiana District 74. Following her term as a state legislator, she was appointed lieutenant governor by former Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Prior to her career in state politics, Dr. Ellspermann served as founding director of the Center for Applied Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Indiana for six years. Her early professional career included operations and engineering positions with prominent corporations such as Frito-Lay, Michelin Tire, and General Motors.

Dr. Ellspermann is a graduate of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she majored in industrial engineering. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

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