Keynote Presenters

Sue Ellspermann
President, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Dr. Sue Ellspermann has more than 30 years in higher education, economic and workforce development, and public service. In May 2016, she was selected to serve as president of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. She is the ninth individual to hold this position and the first female president for the college. She replaced Thomas J. Snyder who announced his retirement in September of 2015 after serving as president since 2007. Ellspermann assumed the role as president July 1, 2016.
RaiAnna Arscott-Hopson
Associate Scientist, Amvac Chemical Corp.

Dr. RaiAnna Arscott-Hopson was born in Houston, Texas. Dr. Arscott-Hopson graduated from Barbara Jordan High School at 15 years old with highest honors. RaiAnna went on the study Chemistry on the Pre-Med Track at Texas Southern University where she was the youngest student at 19 to receive a bachelor’s degree out of the TSU LSAMP program. While at Texas Southern, RaiAnna received many awards including the WELCH fellowship, Golden Key Honor Society, General University Scholarship, Texas Southern University President’s List, Early Medical School Admission to UTMB, and the Texas Early High School Graduate Scholarship.

RaiAnna is an active member of the American Chemical Society, and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. RaiAnna earned her PhD in Chemistry at Oklahoma State University under the advisement of Prof. Toby L. Nelson. During her time at OSU, she received the OK-LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate and Skinner Fellowships, and Walt Kolb Scholarship.

RaiAnna was awarded the National Research Council Research Associateship. Where she served as Fellow with the United States Air Force. Dr. Arscott-Hopson is currently employed as a scientist for a major agricultural company near Mobile, Alabama. RaiAnna is married and the mother of a darling little girl.

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Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation's oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education. We anticipate that some 1000 educators from virtually every state and several other countries will take part in the 2018 Institute.

The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is designed to provide opportunities for (1) individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field, (2) individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills, and (3) those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute.

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