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Fort Wayne CEO to chair higher ed commission

Marilyn Moran-Townsend

Statement as issued Thursday by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education:

The coordinating agency for Indiana’s higher education system announced its newly-elected officers today. Marilyn Moran-Townsend, Chairman and CEO of CVC Communications in Fort Wayne, Ind., will serve as the new chair of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

“I look forward to helping implement the Commission’s revised strategic plan, Reaching Higher, Achieving More,” said Moran-Townsend. “We have the opportunity to make higher education more student-centric and laser-focused to produce a strong return on investment for families and taxpayers.”

Moran-Townsend previously served as the Commission’s vice chair. That role is now filled by Jud Fisher, who manages the Ball Brothers Foundation in Muncie, Ind. Chris LaMothe of Indianapolis and the Chairman and CEO of Sherry Laboratories in Daleville, Ind., is serving as the Commission’s secretary.

Commissioner of Higher Education, Teresa Lubbers, looks forward to continuing her work with the 14 member body to define the education mission of public universities and colleges as well as coordinate the state’s postsecondary education plan over the next year.

“The coming year promises to be filled with opportunities and challenges for higher education as outlined in our new strategic plan focused on increasing the educational attainment of Hoosiers,” said Lubbers. “I’m looking forward to working with these new officers and the other members of our commission to ensure that every Hoosier student benefits from a quality, affordable education experience.”

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