State Director for Indiana
A lifelong Hoosier, Dr. Terry Goodin grew up raising beef cattle on the family farm and has committed his professional life to public service. Most recently, Goodin served for 24 years as a public-school superintendent at Crothersville Community Schools. As superintendent, he developed one of the first Early College Initiatives in the state, allowing students the opportunity to graduate from high school with a college degree. He also initiated vocational classes that allowed students to earn national and international certifications, giving them the skills and confidence to start a profession immediately after high school graduation.
Elected in 2000, Goodin served for 20 years in the Indiana House of Representatives and was chosen by his colleagues as the House Minority Leader in 2017. As a member of the Indiana General Assembly, Goodin committed his time to creating better opportunities for rural Indiana through educational, agricultural, and rural development initiatives and was a staunch advocate for the expansion of broadband connectivity. He also served on the State Budget Committee, was Vice-Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and was a member of the following committees: Agriculture and Rural Development, Natural Resources, Roads and Transportation, International Trade, Banking and Finance, Elections and Apportionment. Goodin is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he received his Bachelors of Arts in 1989 and Master of Arts in History and Secondary Education in 1990. In 1995 he received his Doctorate from Indiana University Bloomington. Goodin is a native of Austin, Indiana where he resides with his wife and three children and continues to raise beef cattle on the family farm.