Higher ed commissioner to resign-WEB ONLY

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Indiana‘s higher education commissioner will leave his post April 30 to pursue other opportunities. Stan Jones has led the state agency that oversees colleges and universities since 1995.

During Jones’ tenure at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, he oversaw the creation of the 21st Century Scholars program, which helps low-income students to attend college, as well as the institution of the Core 40 curriculum standard for Indiana’s high schools.

A statement on the commission’s Web site said nothing about a replacement for Jones.

The commission comprises 14 members, all appointed by the governor. Commission members then hire the commissioner.

Created in 1971, the commission reviews budget requests from public universities and approves or disapproves new programs and campus expansions.

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