A call to action for public higher education


Deborah J. Curtis

A global pandemic has accelerated the challenges Indiana citizens face when competing for great paying jobs that lead to a better quality of life. Work is changing in Indiana and throughout the United States. Our public institutions of higher education are positioned to strengthen the skilled workforce pipeline while attracting talent from out of state. However, we must do more to help reenergize the state of Indiana to compete globally. We must continue to work together to educate and prepare citizens positioned to take advantage of our state’s opportunities. 

We are calling upon public higher education in Indiana to partner with business, industry, and employers to meet the talent needs of this great state. In fulfilling our distinctive mission, Indiana State University is doing its part and earlier this month, we announced a bold initiative for the citizens of Indiana. We call it the “Indiana State Advantage,” a three-pronged guarantee that is unique for a public university anywhere in the country and is focused on our value proposition of opportunity, quality and affordability. The outcome of this value proposition is a great career in Indiana.    


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