As an administrator within Indiana’s higher education system for well over the past decade, it’s literally been part of my job to make sure that the young men and women of Indiana are more than properly prepared for their futures. Too often I see individuals of the “next” generation enter the workforce and adult life without the skill set or motivation to be successful.

It’s easy for those of us who grew up in a different time to dismiss these young adults as lazy, “spoiled” or not willing to work or be involved in their community.

But in my experience, if you take the time and listen and to communicate, you’ll find it’s just not the case.

This next generation can be hard working. They want to be engaged and part of a greater good. They want to not only keep our state and country great – they want to improve on it.

In the history of the world there has always been a communication “gap” between young and old. Today is no different. The young don’t get the old and the old can’t understand the young. Yet, it’s still crucial that the more mature generation help the next generation understand the values, ethics and philosophy that made the United States the greatest country in the world.

In my professional life, I’ve worked towards promoting and supporting programs that not only educate our youth but also teach them the proper values and philosophy that will benefit the future of our country. It’s my hope that as an Indiana Senator, I can continue helping bring our future forward – only with greater impact.

All the best,


  1. Veronica Lawson says:

    Not sure if you know me by name but you know me when you see me. I am of the older generation, 70 now. I will be supporting you. Veronica Lawson.

  2. Connie Engelbrecht Almond says:

    I would like to hear more of your policies and what you stand for. But what you said in this article on this subject was very impressive. I’m looking for anything to change the current nightmare of our nation’s capital. Look forward to hearing you more.

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