National Council Board

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) was established to ensure that the SARA initiative provides a national solution, rather than four regional solutions. The four regional compacts, along with representatives of the National Commission, the Presidents’ Forum, and the Council of State Governments, sought applications and nominations for this board in July 2013 and from a list of more than 90 applicants and nominees selected an initial group of 22 leaders from various sectors of higher education and government to help guide the activities of SARA. This nationwide coordinating entity will assure that the four regional compacts establish uniform standards and procedures for accepting and monitoring states participating in each of their respective regional reciprocity agreements; thus, states participating in SARA through any one compact will be recognized as reciprocal partners with states participating in SARA through any another regional compact. And institutions will be assured that their participation in one region’s SARA initiative will carry full value in any other SARA state, from any other region.

 

The NC-SARA board includes the chief executive officers of the four regional compacts, four leaders from the National Commission and Presidents’ Forum/CSG efforts, and additional members to assure that the perspectives of all stakeholder groups will be represented, while keeping the board small enough to be workable and effective. 

 

Bruce Chaloux was helpful to every step of the development of SARA and was to serve as a member of the National Council. He passed away in September, 2013.

 

To download a pdf file of the board list click here.

 

Barbara Ballard
State Representative
Kansas Legislature

Chris Bustamante
President
Rio Salado College

Kathryn G. Dodge
Founder and Principal
Dodge Advisory Group, LLC

Joe Garcia
President
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Dianne Harrison
President
California State University, Northridge

Larry Isaak
President
Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Paul Lingenfelter (CHAIR)
President Emeritus
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)

Teresa Lubbers
Commissioner
Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Leah Matthews

Executive Director

Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

M. Peter McPherson
President
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Patricia O’Brien
Senior Vice President
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

 

Pam Quinn
Provost/CEO LeCroy
Dallas County Community College District 

George E. Ross
President
Central Michigan University

Kathleen Curry Santora
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of College and
University Attorneys

Paul Shiffman
Chief Executive Officer
Presidents’ Forum

Peter Smith
Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative
Practices in Higher Education
University of Maryland University College

David S. Spence
President
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Michael Thomas
President and CEO
New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)

Larry Tremblay
Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research
and Academic Affairs
Louisiana Board of Regents

Leroy Wade
Deputy Commissioner
Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)

Belle Wheelan
President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Michael C. Zola
Vice President for Government Relations
and Policy Analysis
American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Barbara Ballard
State Representative
Kansas Legislature

Chris Bustamante
President
Rio Salado College

Kathryn G. Dodge
Founder and Principal
Dodge Advisory Group, LLC

Dianne Harrison
President
California State University, Northridge

Larry Isaak
President
Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Paul Lingenfelter (CHAIR)
Former President
State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

Teresa Lubbers
Commissioner
Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Leah Matthews
Executive Director
Distance Education Accrediting
Commission

M. Peter McPherson
President
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Patricia O’Brien
Senior Vice President
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Pam Quinn
Provost/CEO LeCroy
Dallas County Community College District 

George E. Ross
President
Central Michigan University

Kathleen Curry Santora
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of College and
University Attorneys

Paul Shiffman
Chief Executive Officer
Presidents’ Forum

Peter Smith
Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative
Practices in Higher Education
University of Maryland University College

David S. Spence
President
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

Michael Thomas
President and CEO
New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)

Larry Tremblay
Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research
and Academic Affairs
Louisiana Board of Regents

Leroy Wade
Deputy Commissioner
Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)

Belle Wheelan
President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Michael C. Zola
Vice President for Government Relations
and Policy Analysis
American Association of State Colleges and Universities