Mayor Lienhoop to join Gov. Pence for event aimed at adult education

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop will be part of an event aimed at encouraging adult Hoosiers to return to school to complete their education.

Columbus’ Director of Administration and Community Development Mary Ferdon says that Mayor Lienhoop will be joining Governor Mike

Photo courtesy of Columbus' city website
Photo courtesy of Columbus’ city website

Pence, Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers and representatives from Comcast to launch Indiana’s “You Can. Go Back.” program. This event takes place at the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 16. at 2 p.m.

State officials say that there are currently about 750,000 Hoosiers who at one time earned college credit, but failed to earn a degree. They say that this program is Indiana’s statewide effort to get encourage these adults to return and finish a credential beyond high school.

Ferdon says that Mayor Lienhoop will also be joined by John Burnett, President and CEO of the Columbus Education Coalition, Jack Hess, Executive Director of the Institute for Coalition Building and Kathy Huffman, EcO Attainment Network Manager.