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Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner
Teresa Lubbers was appointed in 2009 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring that the state’s postsecondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. Prior to joining the Commission, Lubbers served in the Indiana State Senate for 17 years, leading on education and economic development issues as Chair of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee.
As Commissioner, Lubbers has worked to increase college completion, improve productivity, and ensure academic quality. She has partnered with policymakers and higher education leaders to implement the state’s higher education strategic plan, Reaching Higher, Achieving More, and promoted innovative educational models and efforts to control college costs.
Lubbers is a past chair and a current member of both the State Higher Education Executive Officers and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.
She serves as a Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
Lubbers also serves on the Indiana Career Council.
Teresa Lubbers holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.