State Rep. Pat Bauer retires from Ivy Tech

Pat Bauer retires
State Rep. Pat Bauer, D-South Bend speaks against the state budget bill as the House works on its final day of 2011 session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis Friday, April 29, 2011. The bill passed. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Pat Bauer has stepped down as an administrator for the state’s community college system.

The South Bend Tribune reported Tuesday ( ) that the one-time Indiana House speaker recently retired from the Ivy Tech Community College. Bauer represents South Bend in the Legislature and had worked for Ivy Tech since 2001, when he was hired as dean of extended services.

His retirement was mentioned by incoming Ivy Tech president and former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann during a visit to Ivy Tech’s South Bend campus.

Bauer was first elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 1970. He is running unopposed for re-election in November.

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