Student named to state education commission

An Ivy Tech Community College Columbus student has been appointed to a two-year term on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Gov. Mike Pence appointed Mika Mosier, of Jonesville, who will serve from July 1 through June 30, 2018. She is only the second Ivy Tech student chosen to serve since 1990, when the state added a student and a faculty representative to the commission.

Mosier, a 1997 Columbus East High School graduate, plans to earn her associate degree in accounting from Ivy Tech and then transfer to IUPUI to pursue a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in forensic accounting. Eventually, she hopes to obtain a position within the FBI’s Forensic Accountant Support Team.

The commission is a coordinating agency that works closely with Indiana’s public and independent colleges. Mosier will serve on the commission’s Student Success and Completion committee, in addition to serving on the full board.