Ellspermann one of two finalists for Ivy Tech president

May 10, 2016

Ivy Tech Community College's board leader says former Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is one of two finalists to become the school's new president.

The Ivy Tech trustees are expected to vote May 18 on a new president for the statewide community college system. Tom Snyder is stepping down after nine years in the position.

Ivy Tech trustee chairwoman Paula Hughes told The Indianapolis Star that Ellspermann is "maybe even the top candidate" for the position. Hughes wouldn't identify the other finalist.

More than 30 candidates applied for the position.

Tennessee technical college system executive James King said he was interviewed for the job last week, but was told he's no longer being considered.

Ellspermann has been regarded as a leading candidate for Ivy Tech's presidency since Republican Gov. Mike Pence announced in December that she planned to apply for the position. She resigned as lieutenant governor in March.

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard interviewed for the position but withdrew his name last month after the interview. He later joined the University of Indianapolis as a visiting fellow of the Institute for Civic Leadership & Mayoral Archives.



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