HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Indiana’s Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann will be the keynote speaker at Huntington University’s 116th Commencement on May 17.
will honor graduates in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Complex at 2:30
p.m. The graduate hooding ceremony will take place at the Church of the
Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Road, in Huntington at 10:45 a.m. The university
will award master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees to 288 graduates.
Ellspermann is the 50th lieutenant governor of Indiana and was elected to the position in November 2012.
her position, she manages six state agencies, including the Indiana
State Department of Agriculture, the Indiana Housing and Community
Development Authority, the Office of Defense Development, the Office of
Community and Rural Affairs, the Office of Tourism Development and the
Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also serves as
president of the Indiana Senate and chairs the Indiana Counter Terrorism
and Security Council.
Raised in Ferdinand, Ind., she worked her
way through Purdue as an engineering cooperative education student with
General Motors. She graduated from Purdue as an industrial engineer and
established a career in engineering and management at Michelin and
After earning her master’s degree and doctorate in
industrial engineering at the University of Louisville, she established
Ellspermann and Associates and began a 20-year consulting practice. She
later became the founding director of the University of Southern
Indiana’s Center for Applied Research and Economic Development.
day of Commencement also will include a breakfast for graduates and
their parents, an awards ceremony for Professional Programs students and
the president’s luncheon.