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.
Holcomb was confirmed by both the House and Senate early in the day on Thursday.
Ellspermann leaves the Statehouse to pursue the presidency at Ivy Tech Community College.
Eric Holcomb will take over as the state's new Lieutenant Governor after he's confirmed by legislators.
Susan Brooks is not going to seek the Ivy tech presidency. Sue Ellspermann may face competition for the job though from other big name candidates.
Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann says the conference can be a valuable tool to share best practices and even prepare for higher office.
Millions of drivers will be hitting the roads this weekend, and fireworks will be lighting up skies around the state. Read more in our morning roundup.
The money will go to Anderson, Evansville, Muncie, Terre Haute and Daleville.
Indiana plans to spend $75 million in federal grants to demolish 4,000 abandoned properties across the state.