SARA Steering Committees

SARA Steering Committee Members by Region

MHEC

Gretchen Bartelson 

Dean, Center for Teaching & Learning  

Northwest Iowa Community College

603 West Park Street

Sheldon IA 51201

712.324.5061 ext. 170

gbartelson@nwicc.edu

 

Kathleen  Fimple

Academic Programs Officer

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

P O Box 95005

Lincoln NE 68509-5005

402.471.0030

kathleen.fimple@nebraska.gov

 

Misty Phillips

Director and Accreditation Liaison Officer

Columbia College 1001 Rogers St

Columbia MO 65216

573.875.7697 ext. 7697

mabush3@ccis.edu

 

Richard M. Rothaus

Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs

North Dakota University System
600 E Boulevard Ave, Dept 215
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
701.328.4136
richard.rothaus@ndus.edu

 

Ken Sauer 

Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

101 W Ohio Street Suite

Indianapolis IN 46204-1984

317.232.1090

ksauer@che.in.gov

 

Betsy Talbot

Manager

Institutional Licensing and Registration

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350

Saint Paul, MN 55108

651.259-.3965
Betsy.Talbot@state.mn.us

 

Stephanie Davidson 

Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Ohio Department of Higher Education

25 South Front Street

Columbus OH 43215

614.728.1904

sdavidson@highered.ohio.gov

 

Dan Cullen 

Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N Old State Capital Plaza Suite

Springfield IL 62701-1377

217.557.7352

Cullen@ibhe.org

 

Mary Niemiec 

Associate VP for Distance Education and Director

University of Nebraska Online Worldwide

3835 Holdrege Street

Lincoln NE 68583

402.472.7979

mniemiec@nebraska.edu

 

Morna Foy 

President

Wisconsin Technical College System

4622 University Avenue

Madison WI 53705

608.267.9066

morna.foy@wtcsystem.edu

 

Shellie Haut 

Executive Director, Licensure, Regulatory Services & Human Capital

Central Michigan University

802 Industrial Drive

Mt. Pleasant MI 48858

989.774.1308

hautr1sl@cmish.edu

 

Sue Huppert

Chief of External and Governmental Affairs

Des Moines University

3200 Grand Avenue

Des Moines IA 50312

515.271.1384

susan.huppert@dmu.edu

 

Mike Michaelis 

Assistant Director, Virtual College

Fort Hays State University

600 Park Street

Wichita KS 67601-4099

785.628.5545

mwmichaelis@fhsu.edu

 

Lane Huber 

Chief Distance Learning & Military Affairs Officer

Bismarck State College

P O Box  5587

Bismarck ND 58506

701.224.5714

lane.huber@bismarckstate.edu

 

Bibi  Schultz

Director of Education

Missouri State Board of Nursing

301 W High St

Jefferson City MO 65101

573.751.0079

bibi.schultz@pr.mo.gov

 

Don Madelung 

Commissioner

Midwestern Higher Education Compact

4414 Snowy Ridge Trail

Windsor WI 53598

608.237.8301

dgmadelung@gmail.com

 

NEBHE

Carol Anderson

Vice President
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive
Burlington MA 01803

781.425.7713

canderson@NEASC.ORG

 

William Clements

Vice President and Dean
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield VT 05663

802.485.2368

bclements@norwich.edu

 

Glen Cummings

President
University Of Southern Maine
35 Bedford Street
Portland ME 04101

207.780.4480

glennc@maine.edu

 

McCeil Johnson

Chief Compliance Officer
Southern New Hampshire University
1230 Elm Street
Manchester NH 03101

603.645.9664

m.johnson@snhu.edu

 

Ed Klonoski

President Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Dr
New Britain CT 06053

860.515.3888

eklonoski@charteroak.edu

 

Angel Loredo

Higher Education Specialist
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333

207.624.6846

Angel.Loredo@maine.gov

 

Karyl Martin

Assistant General Counsel
University System of New Hampshire
5 Chenell Drive
Concord NH 03301

603.862.0961

karyl.martin@usnh.edu

 

Patricia Plumber

Senior Advisor - Academic Affairs,
Student Affairs and International Relations
University Of Massachusetts
One Beacon Street 31st floor
Boston MA 02108

781.248.3494

pplummer@umassp.edu

 

Eric Sakai

Dean of Academic Technology
Community College of Vermont
660 Elm St.
Montpelier VT 05601

802.828.0133

Eric.Sakai@ccv.edu

 

Jamie Scurry

Dean of Continuing Studies
Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Rd
Bristol RI 02809

401.254.4844

jscurry@rwu.edu

 

Michael Walker-Jones

Assistant Commissioner
Rhode Island Office of the
Postsecondary Commissioner
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick RI 02886

401.736.1100

Michael.Walker-Jones@ribghe.org

 

SREB

Daniel Archer

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

655 Research Parkway, Suite 200

P.O. Box 108850

Oklahoma City, OK 73101

405.225.9142

darcher@osrhe.edu

 

Clay Barton

Licensing Program Coordinator, Postsecondary Institution Licensing, Academic Affairs

South Carolina Commission on

Higher Education

1122 Lady Street, Suite 300

Columbia, SC 29201

803.737.7781

cbarton@che.sc.gov

 

Alana Boles (Chair 1/2016 - 10/2018)

Program Specialist, Academic Affairs

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

423 Main Street, Suite 400

Little Rock, AR 72201

501.371.2060

alana.boles@adhe.edu

 

Darlene Derricott

Coordinator of Academic Services

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

101 North 14th Street, 9th Floor

Richmond, VA 23219

804.225.2621

darlenederricott@schev.edu

 

Menia Dykes

Director of Accreditation

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning

3825 Ridgewood Road

Jackson, MS 39211

 601.432.6372

 mdykes@mississippi.edu

 

 

 

 

 

SREB Cont.

Greg Fitch

Executive Director

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

100 N. Union St. #782

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

334.242.1998

al.sara@ache.edu

 

Cristi D. Ford (10/2016-10/2018)

Associate Vice President, Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success

University of Maryland University College

3501 University Blvd. East

Adelphi, MD 20783

240.684.2434

Cristi.Ford@umuc.edu

 

Robert Igo (10/2016-10/2018)

Director of Compliance and Reporting

Penn State Outreach and Online Education

The 329 Building, Suite 218

University Park, PA 16802

814.865.2992

rli2@psu.edu

 

Robert Keown

Executive Director

Georgia Virtual Technical Connection

Technical College System of Georgia

1800 Century Place, NE, Suite 400

Atlanta, GA 30345

404.679.1667

rkeown@tcsg.edu

 

Patricia Landis

Division Chief

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Division of Higher and Career Education

333 Market Street 

Harrisburg, PA 17126

717.783.8228

plandis@pa.gov

 

Angela H. Lee

Executive Director

Higher Education Licensure Commission

Postsecondary Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Government of the District of Columbia

810 First Street NE, 2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20002

202.727.6436

Angela.Lee@dc.gov

 

Sarah Levy

Director of Postsecondary Licensing

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320

Frankfort, KY 40601

502.892.3034

sarah.levy@ky.gov

 

Koliwe Moyo-Stephens

Online Education Analyst

Maryland Higher Education Commission

6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

410.767.3297

koliwe.moyo1@maryland.gov

 

Shana Payne

Director, Higher Education Office

Delaware Department of Higher Education

The Townsend Building

401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE 19901

302.735.4120

shana.payne@doe.k12.de.us

 

Rex C Peebles

Assistant Commissioner

Academic Quality and Workforce

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

P. O. Box 12788

Austin, TX 78711

512.427.6520

rex.peebles@thecb.state.tx.us

 

Robert Reed

Associate Director, Distributed Learning

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32816

407.823.4913

rgreed@ucf.edu

 

Corinna M. Robinson

Executive Director

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary

Education Commission

2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220

Tucker, GA 30084

770.414.3300

crobinson@gnpec.org

 

Terrence R. Scarborough
Director of SARA-NC
North Carolina State Education

Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103 Research

Triangle Park, NC 27709  

919.549.8614 ext. 4660  

tscarborough@ncseaa.edu

 

Mark Stotler

Director of Academic Programming

West Virginia Higher Education

Policy Commission

1018 Kanawha Blvd. East, Suite 700

Charleston, WV 25301

304.558.0262
mark.stotler@wvhepc.edu

 

Larry Tremblay

Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research

and Academic Affairs

Louisiana Board of Regents

1201 North Third Street, Suite 6-242

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

225.342.4253

larry.tremblay@la.gov

 

Julie Woodruff

Assistant Executive Director of Postsecondary
School Authorization and Lead Attorney

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Parkway

Parkway Towers, Suite 1900

Nashville, TN 37243

615.253.8857

julie.woodruff@tn.gov

 

Jeannie Yockey-Fine

Senior Advisor, State Regulatory Services

Cooley, LLP

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20004

202.776.2972

jyockeyfine@cooley.com

 

WICHE

Crystal Abba
Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
Nevada System of Higher Education
2601 Enterprise Road
Reno, NV 89512
775.784.4901
crystal_abba@nshe.nevada.edu

 

Juan Baez-Arevalo

Director of Private Post-secondary Education

Higher Education Coordinating Commission

775 Court Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

503.947.5977

juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us

 

Don Bennett
Deputy Director
Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
360.753.7831
DonB@wsac.wa.gov

 

Tracie Bent
Chief Planning and Policy Officer
Idaho State Board of Education
650 W. State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
208.332.1582
Tracie.Bent@osbe.idaho.gov

 

Katie Boehnke

Academic Affairs Specialist

South Dakota SARA Coordinator

South Dakota Board of Regents

306 East Capitol Ave., Suite 200

Pierre, SD 57501

605.773.3455

Katie.Boehnke@sdbor.edu

 

Violet A. Boyer

President and CEO

Independent Colleges of Washington

600 Stewart Street, Ste 600,

Seattle WA 98101

violet@icwashington.org

 

Larry Buchholtz
Fiscal Operations Team Manager
State of Wyoming
WY Community College Commission
2300 Capitol Ave., 5th Floor, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307.777.7068
larry.buchholtz@wyo.gov

 

Heather DeLange
Academic Policy Officer
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
303.866.4209
heather.delange@dhe.state.co.us

 

Lanna Dueck
Executive Director, AZ SARA Council
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480.517.8226
lanna.dueck@riosalado.edu

 

Kierke Kussart

Program Coordinator, Institutional Authorization

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary   

     Education

PO Box 110505

Juneau, AK 99811-0505

907.465.6741

kierke.kussart@alaska.gov

 

Senator Carol Liu

California State Senate

State Capitol, Room 5061

Sacramento, CA 95814

916.651.4021

lysa.markey@sen.ca.gov

 

Bobbi Lum-Mew

Program Administrator

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)

Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 541

Honolulu, HI 96809

808-586-7327

hpeap@dcca.hawaii.gov

 

Jeneva LiRosi

General Counsel

New Mexico Higher Education Department

2044 Galisteo Street Suite 4

Santa Fe, NM  87505-2100

505.476.8402
Jeneva.LiRosi@state.nm.us

 

Laura Palmer Noone
Board Member
Lumina Foundation
1101 E. Warner Road, #118
Tempe, AZ 85284
602.524.8171
Lpnoone@q.com

 

Mary Ellen Petrisko
President
WASC Senior College and University Commission
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501
510.748.9001 ext. 321
mepetrisko@wascsenior.org

 

Elizabeth Ternes

Academic Policy Specialist

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
Montana University System
PO Box 203201

Helena, MT 59620-3201

406.444.0311

eternes@montana.edu