On Jan. 17, Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb appointed Rob Carter commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections. Carter has served as the executive director of statewide security and safety at Ivy Tech Community College since 2013. Previously, he served as director of the Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and also served on the Indiana Counter Terrorism and Security Council. In addition, he was an integral part of the governor’s Healthy River Initiative and has acquired and protected more than 50,000 acres of land and recreational trails. Carter has also previously served as director of DNR’s Division of Law Enforcement after spending 16 years serving in the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. He was twice elected sheriff in both 1998 and 2002 and was the youngest elected sheriff in Indiana at age 32. Carter earned his Associate of Science in criminal justice from Ivy Tech Community College and will complete his Bachelor of Science in public safety from Franklin University in June. He also graduated with honors from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.