Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers her 2019 State of Higher Education address at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. File photo by Scott L. Miley, CNHI News Indiana
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers delivers her 2019 State of Higher Education address at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis. File photo by Scott L. Miley, CNHI News Indiana
Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers has announced she will step down in 2022 after 13 years in the post.

Lubbers' resignation will be effective at the end of the 2022 Indiana legislative session. Before being named commissioner in 2009 she served in the Indiana Senate, representing District 30 for 17 years.

On Tuesday, Lubbers called her time as higher education commissioner “a privilege.”

“How many people can say that they never dreaded a Monday?” she asked her staff. “I really feel throughout my career that I have not. Most people can't say that.”

The role allowed Lubbers to work on issues related to education and economic mobility, two of her passions.

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