INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College, has joined the Presidents Forum Governing Board, an organization composed of presidents of higher education institutions, foundations, and academic support organizations that are dedicated to the continuous reinvention of higher education.
The Presidents Forum is an association of 17 college and university presidents and chancellors representing 3 million students. The nonprofit facilitates innovative projects leading to the adoption of ideas, practices, and actions to transform higher education. Currently, the Presidents Forum is conducting a series of collaborative meetings with higher education institutions and stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities of developing an agile and resilient workforce for the future of work – with a focus on those with the greatest need.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Governing Board,” said Ellspermann. “The opportunity for the Presidents Forum to advocate for and model innovation in higher education for the benefit of Americans, employers, and our nation is immense. I look forward to adding value to this incredibly talented team.”
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.
About the Presidents Forum
The Presidents Forum was established in 2002 as a collaborative convening body of accredited institutions and national organizations that embrace the power and potential to serve 21st-century students. The Presidents Forum advances innovative practice and excellence by convening institutions’ leaders and stakeholders to share their knowledge, learn from others’ best practices, and frame recommendations for national policy. While historically Forum members have primarily been institutions serving adult learners, membership now reflects the full spectrum of higher education institutions, especially as technology transforms access and quality of post-secondary education.