Whitt comes to Marian University from state government, where she held a number of positions during Mitch Daniels’ two terms as governor. Whitt most recently served in 2012 as assistant commissioner for the Indiana State Department of Health. She also served as director of INShape Indiana, director of the State Health Department’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, senior advisor for Health Improvement, and deputy chief of staff to the governor. Prior to joining the Daniels Administration, Whitt worked for U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy. Whitt also has experience in higher education, having served as director of the pre-law program at Butler University, where she also taught political science.