Teresa Lubbers was appointed in 2009 to serve as Commissioner for Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring 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 works to increase college completion, ensure academic quality and student learning, and align postsecondary credentials with meaningful careers. She partners with policymakers and higher education leaders to develop and implement the state’s higher education strategic plans, including the Commission’s recently adopted third plan, “Reaching Higher, Delivering Value.”
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, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and a member of Indiana’s Career Council.
Lubbers is past chair and a current member of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and is the co-founder of the Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.
Teresa Lubbers holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.