The first woman head of the Capital Improvement Board took over at a critical juncture. Nearly two years into the job, she has succeeded in avoiding a potential $47 million deficit and signing a three-year deal with the Pacers to remain at Conseco Fieldhouse. Next up: Super Bowl XLVI.
The legal director of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, she created programs to offer victims immediate protection from the time they enter a hospital and founded the state’s first domestic-violence education program for attorneys.
The head of the state’s newest public university brings years of White House and Pentagon experience to her position. She hopes to revolutionize our state’s approach to higher education by championing distance learning as key to closing the Hoosier degree gap.