Lubbers Presents State’s New Agenda for Higher Education

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is prioritizing college completion, equity and talent through its fourth strategic plan, Reaching Higher in a State of Change.

Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education, introduced the new guidance document for the state of Indiana during the 2020 State of Higher Education Address.

Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education

Lubbers unveiled the details of the new plan Feb. 11, during her eighth annual address in the north atrium of the Indiana Statehouse.

Reaching Higher in a State of Change is the Commission’s plan to get to 2025, which is the deadline for Indiana’s big goal of having at least 60 percent of Hoosiers with quality credentials beyond a high school diploma. Currently, 43.4 percent of Hoosiers have education and training past high school.

Reaching Higher in a State of Change provides the vision to get us to our goal by 2025,” said Lubbers. “We have outlined key strategies and policies in what we are calling our ‘Blueprint for Change,’ which are aggressive and essential to our success. These strategies have been selected to support our priorities of completion, equity and talent.”

Strategies include completion of a higher education (and expanding the definition of “completion” and “higher education”), defining equity, highlighting talent, and measuring progress.

To read the full 2020 State of Higher Education Address, click here.

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