Indiana’s First Secretary of Education Named
Friday, November 20, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Dr. Katie Jenner will serve as Indiana’s first secretary of education.

Dr. Jenner currently serves as Governor Holcomb’s senior education advisor. Her first position in K-12 public education was as a Career and Technical Education teacher in Kentucky beginning in 2005. From 2009 to 2018, she worked for Madison Consolidated Schools in Indiana as a school administrator and district administrator. In 2018 she joined Ivy Tech Community College as vice president of K-12 Initiatives and Statewide Partnerships, where she built statewide college strategies among K-12 schools, career centers, and Ivy Tech.

Dr. Jenner earned her undergraduate degree from Transylvania University, her master’s degree in education from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Indiana State University and her doctorate of education from the University of Kentucky.

By law, the new role of the secretary of education begins on January 11, 2021.