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Ind. Lt. Gov. Ellspermann Submits Letter Of Resignation

Posted On February 29, 2016

By Travis Thayer

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Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann officially sent in her letter of resignation Monday. She is seeking to become the next president of Ivy Tech Community College.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann has officially sent in her letter of resignation.

Ellspermann delivered her letter of resignation to Governor Mike Pence and the leadership of the General Assembly today.

“It has been my honor to serve you and our great State as Indiana’s 50th Lieutenant Governor. I am extremely proud of the many successes we have achieved during the past three years. From record numbers of jobs and investments in career and technical education to more than 350,000 Hoosiers enrolled in HIP 2.0 receiving consumer-driven, comprehensive healthcare, we have made great progress in making Indiana a state that works,” said Ellspermann.

A vacancy in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor will exist on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. when Ellsperman’s resignation goes in effect.

Earlier this month, Governor Mike Pence announced his intention to name fellow Hanover College graduate Eric Holcomb as his nominee for lieutenant governor. Lawmakers must approve the nomination before Holcomb can replace Ellspermann as the lieutenant governor.

Ellspermann says she is leaving office with a conflicted heart, as there are many challenges that remain including increasing the postsecondary credentials of Hoosiers to fill the skilled workforce needs in Indiana.

“The opportunity to serve you and the wonderful people across Indiana as Lieutenant Governor has been the privilege of a lifetime,” said Ellspermann.

Ellspermann is seeking to become president of Ivy Tech Community College. The college is searching for a replacement for current President Tom Snyder, who announced in September that he would be retiring this year.

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