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Lugar Series Accepting Applications
Updated June 3, 2014 6:30 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series ("The Lugar Series") has begun accepting applications for its historic 2014-2015 Class - the 25th since the program's inception.

Inspired by the leadership of former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, for over 20 years The Lugar Series has sought to provide a first-class leadership training experience that encourages, mentors and prepares selected women leaders from across Indiana to seek new levels of personal achievement and public involvement. The program gives participants unique access to public officials and an effective and diverse statewide political network.

Founded in 1990, a total of 441 women from around the state have completed the program to date.

Lugar Series applicants should have demonstrated leadership skills in their fields of work or community service and will be evaluated on the basis of written and oral presentations.

"My commitment to encourage women to enter government and political service continues through my association with members of the twenty-four classes," said Senator Richard Lugar. "They have set a high standard for future classes and I look forward to working with them as they advance in the public sector."

"Our mission is to increase the number of Hoosier Republican women in key elected and appointed governmental and political positions, including advisory and regulatory commissions at the local, state and federal levels," said Judy Singleton and Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers, the co-founders of the program.

Singleton added, "We have built a wonderful success story of helping Republican women move into the public policy and government service arena."

Applications are due Friday, August 1, 2014, and are available by visiting or by calling 317-536-6900.

About the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series was founded in 1990 as a women's leadership development program designed to increase the number of Republican women in local, state and national elective and appointive offices. Inspired by former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar, the program has trained 421 Hoosier women in 23 classes to enter public service. The Lugar Series led to the creation of a national series of programs which have trained more than 2,000 women from across the nation.

The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is a not-for profit organization funded and operated by the voluntary contributions of individuals and organizations.

For more information about the Lugar Series or the Annual Event, contact Anne Hathaway at or visit

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