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Commissioner Lubbers To Deliver Her Final State Of Higher Education Address

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will deliver her tenth-annual State of Higher Education Address at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 8 at the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. 

Lubbers’ remarks will focus on the imperative to transform higher education to meet the diverse needs of learners and a changing economy. As Lubbers concludes her tenure as Indiana’s Higher Education Commissioner in March, her address will be a reflection of her 13 years of service while considering the challenges and opportunities facing higher education.

“In considering what I wanted to share in this year’s address, I was struck by the challenge of being both honest about the new demands facing higher education and hopeful about our resolve and ability to meet them,” said Lubbers. “Exciting changes are underway to serve learners in more affordable, accessible and relevant ways.”

The Commission’s State of Higher Education Address is part of an ongoing public engagement effort designed to promote college completion and increase the education level of all Hoosiers. This year’s address is open to the public and livestreaming will be available.

About the Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Created in 1971, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education plans, coordinates and defines Indiana’s postsecondary education system to align higher learning with the needs of students and the state. The Commission also administers Indiana’s financial aid programs, including the 21st Century Scholars early college promise scholarship, which celebrated 30 years in 2020. Learn more about the Commission’s Reaching Higher in a State of Change strategic plan at www.in.gov/che.