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First Lady to visit Valparaiso Ivy Tech

Editor's note: Jill Biden's visit was postponed. Read the announcement here.

First Lady Jill Biden, a longtime advocate for community colleges, will visit the Hoosier state next week.

First Lady Jill Biden

The event is part of a Biden Administration tour promoting community colleges as an affordable higher education option for good-paying jobs.

Jill Biden will visit Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso on Feb. 17 after visiting Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, on Monday.

Biden teaches English and writing at Northern Virginia Community College, becoming the only First Lady to continue her career outside of the White House. Biden, who holds a doctorate in education, also worked at the school during her husband’s eight-year term as vice president.

This story was originally published on the Indiana Capital Chronicle website. The organization is part of States Newsroom, a network of news bureaus supported by grants and a coalition of donors as a 501c(3) public charity. Follow Indiana Capital Chronicle on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Whitney Downard - Indiana Capital Chronicle

    Whitney Downard is an author at Capital Chronicle. A native of upstate New York, Downard previously covered statehouse politics for CNHI’s nine Indiana papers, focusing on long-term health care facilities and local government. She also worked as a general assignment reporter for The Meridian Star in Meridian, Mississippi. Whitney is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

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