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Ivy Tech Trustee Resigns over Emails

A former Ivy Tech Community College chairman has resigned from its board of trustees following a report he sent emails with political diatribes, sexist jokes and nude pictures to college and state officials until Ivy Tech asked him to stop earlier this year.

The Indianapolis Star reports Bruce Walkup resigned Monday night, saying he didn't want his "actions to overshadow the tremendous work of the faculty, staff and students at Ivy Tech."

The Star reported on the emails Sunday.

Earlier Monday, Governor Mike Pence said his administration "does not condone or tolerate" such communications and was exploring its options regarding board appointees.

Walkup was appointed by former Governor Mitch Daniels.

Pence has asked the state inspector general to investigate a former state wildlife director who is friends with Walkup.