Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced Danny Lopez will leave his post as chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. Commissioner of Higher Education Teresa Lubbers will serve as the interim chair and P.J. McGrew, the cabinet’s director of policy, will become the executive director.
Lopez has accepted a position as senior vice president and chief of staff at Strada Education Network. Lopez led the cabinet’s effort to realign and better coordinate the efforts of the multiple state agencies that play a role in developing Indiana’s workforce. During his tenure, Lopez helped launch the state’s first career coaching and navigation program, supported doubling the state’s investment in the Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grants and Workforce Ready Grants, and worked to provide more flexibility to schools for career and technical education so more students can obtain credentials before graduating from high school.
Lubbers will continue her current responsibilities at the Commission for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring the state’s postsecondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.