The ruling, which LGBT rights organizations are hailing as a "game changer," stems from a case originating in South Bend, Indiana.
Ivy Tech Community College is second in the nation for students using Pell Grants to attend college.
It's promising news for Indiana factories where many skilled, long-time workers are nearing retirement.
The community college's transgender policy went into effect on July 1.
A former part-time instructor in South Bend accused Ivy Tech Community College in her suit of not hiring her full-time because she's lesbian.
Eighty percent of all RVs sold are made in Elkhart, Indiana. And the industry needs more workers than it's been able to find.
The trustees of Ivy Tech Community College unanimously voted Wednesday to hire former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann as the college’s ninth president.
Her candidacy was supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who appoints all members of the Ivy Tech board.
Sue Ellspermann, a Republican, resigned as lieutenant governor in March saying she would seek the Ivy Tech job.
Eric Holcomb will take over as the state's new Lieutenant Governor after he's confirmed by legislators.