ORG Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System (IHETS) Title BIO Susan Scott is director of Resource Development and Management for the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System (IHETS). With IHETS since 1974, Scott is best known for shepherding development of the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education (IPSE), which focuses on using technology for teaching and learning. With the IPSE, she helped launch the Indiana College Network (ICN), Indiana's virtual university, and currently serves as its chief operating officer. Scott also provided leadership in the development of INDnet, Indiana's first educational Internet backbone, from 1991-94. Prior to joining IHETS, Scott taught at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and at Vincennes University, where she had her first experience using technology to teach in 1971. With degrees in English, she has also worked as a freelance copyeditor, proposal writer, and script writer. A frequent speaker on topics related to distance learning, partnerships, and educational change, she has held numerous offices in local, regional, and national professional organizations and currently serves as a founding board member of the American Council for Virtual Education (ACVE).