Indiana State University Newsroom

Gov. Pence makes appointments to university governing board

July 25, 2013

Gov. Mike Pence has appointed Jeff Taylor of Carmel and Erin Sluyter of Terre Haute to the Indiana State University board of trustees.

Taylor recently retired from Pearson plc, one of the world's largest education companies. He served in a number of leadership positions with Pearson, including senior vice president of U.S. government policy and investor relations. Prior to joining Pearson in 2000, the Indiana State University graduate served as vice president and chief financial officer of National Computer Systems, an education testing and software company. He is a member of the board of directors of Capella Education Company. Taylor's appointment to the board is for a four-year term.

"With proven leadership and extensive business experience, Jeff Taylor will be a valuable member of the Indiana State University Board of Trustees," Pence said. "I am grateful to have someone with his talents willing to serve on the board."

Sluyter is a sophomore at Indiana State and will serve a two-year term as student trustee. She is majoring in biology and is active with the Indiana Honors Program, and Saint Joseph's University Parish. Erin serves as a Sycamore Ambassador on campus and is a Welcome Team Leader with the Office of Admissions.

Pence reappointed Ed Pease of Terre Haute, a senior vice president with Rolls-Royce America, to a second four-year term on the board.