More than 30 candidates vying for Ivy Tech prez job

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Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will face competition from more than 30 applicants who are vying to become the next president of Ivy Tech Community College.

The college has declined to publicly disclose the candidates' names, according to The Indianapolis Star. But a trustee who's heading up the search committee said in statement that the pool of applicants includes in-state and out-of-state candidates who have a wide variety of backgrounds and leadership experience.

The search committee plans to select some of those candidates for in-person interviews. It's aiming to name the college's new president in April, with an anticipated summer start date.

Gov. Mike Pence announced in December that Ellspermann planned to apply for the position. She resigned as lieutenant governor in March.

Pence and Ellspermann denied there was a rift between them, although differences between the two were highlighted in September when Ellspermann said she supported civil rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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