State Portal Entity Contacts

Alabama

Timothy Vick

Interim Executive Director
Alabama Commission on Higher Education

100 N. Union St.  #782

Montgomery, Alabama 36104
334.242.2109

tim.vick@ache.alabama.gov

Alaska

Kierke Kussart
Program Coordinator Institutional Authorization
Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
907.465.6741
kierke.kussart@alaska.gov

Arizona

Lanna Dueck
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
480.517.8226 

ldueck.azsara@riosalado.edu

Arkansas

Alana Boles
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

Colorado

Heather Delange
Academic Policy Officer
Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202
303.862.3005
heather.delange@dhe.state.co.us

 

Connecticut

Christon R. Kurker-Stewart, Esq.

Senior Associate, Academic Affairs

Office of Higher Education

State of Connecticut

450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510

Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Telephone: 860.947.1820

Fax: 860.947.1310
ckurker-stewart@ctohe.org

www.ctohe.org

 

Delaware

Shana Payne

Director, Higher Education Office

Delaware Department of Education

Delaware Higher Education Office

Townsend Building

401 Federal Street, Suite 2

Dover, DE  19901

302.735.4120

ihe@doe.k12.de.us 
 

District of Columbia

Angela H. Lee
Executive Director
Higher Education Licensure Commission
Postsecondary Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

810 1st Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002

202.727.6436 
Angela.Lee@dc.go

 

Florida

Morgan Champion
Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850.245.3212
morgan.champion@fldoe.org
 

Georgia

Patricia “Pat” Neri
GA-SARA Coordinator
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
770.414.3235
GASARA@gnpec.org

Hawaii

Bobbi Lum-Mew

Program Administrator

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 541

Honolulu, HI 96809

808-586-7327

hpeap@dcca.hawaii.gov

Idaho

Valerie Fenske
Idaho Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools Coordinator
Idaho State Board of Education
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
208.332.1587
valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov

Illinois

Nkechi Onwuameze, PhD
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
Illinois SARA Coordinator
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377
217.557.7382
sara@ibhe.org

Indiana

Ken Sauer
Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 550
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
317.232.1090
academics@che.in.gov

Iowa

Lisa Pundt
Compliance Officer        
Iowa College Aid
430 E. Grand Ave., FL 3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.725.3426 | fax: 515.725.3401
lisa.pundt@iowa.gov

Kansas

Jennifer L. Armour
Business Analyst, Private Postsecondary Education
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
785.430.4288
jarmour@ksbor.org

Kentucky

Sarah Levy
Director of Postsecondary Licensing
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.573.1555 ext. 350
sarah.levy@ky.gov

Louisiana

LeAnn Detillier
Assistant Commissioner for Program Administration
Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225.219.7121
LeAnn.Detillier@regents.la.gov

Maine

Angel Loredo

Higher Education Specialist

Department of Higher Education

23 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333-0023

207.624.6846

angel.loredo@maine.gov

Maryland

Koliwe Moyo
Online Education Analyst
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

410.767.3297
koliwe.moyo1@maryland.gov

Michigan

Michael Beamish, Manager

State of Michigan

Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing

Schools and Licensing

PO Box 30018

Lansing, MI 48909

517.241.6806 phone

517.373.2162 fax

beamishm@michigan.gov

Minnesota

Betsy Talbot
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
651.259.3965
Betsy.Talbot@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Menia Dykes
Director of Accreditation
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601.432.6372
mdykes@mississippi.edu

Missouri

Leroy Wade
Assistant Commissioner
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
573.751.2361
leroy.wade@dhe.mo.gov

Montana

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

Nebraska

Kathleen L. Fimple, Ph.D.
Academic Programs Officer
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
402.471.0030
Kathleen.Fimple@nebraska.gov

Nevada

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

New Hampshire

Edward R. MacKay
Division Director
Higher Education Commission
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3494
603.271.0256
Edward.MacKay@doe.nh.gov

New Jersey

Eric Taylor, Esq.

Director, Office of Licensure

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

20 W. State St., 4th FL

P.0. Box 542

Trenton, NJ 08625

609.984.3738

eric.taylor@oshe.nj.gov

New Mexico

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

New York

Owen Donovan, PhD

Supervisor, Higher Education Programs

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12234

518.474.1551

IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

North Carolina

Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A.

Director of SARA North Carolina

North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority

P.O. Box 14103

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

T: (855) SARA-1-NC (727-2162)

T: (919) 549-8614, ext. 4667

E: terrence@saranc.org

www.saranc.org

 

North Dakota

Dr. Richard Rothaus
NDUS Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
North Dakota University System
richard.rothaus@ndus.edu
 

Ohio

Matt Exline
Assistant Director of Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH  43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

Oklahoma

Daniel Archer
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Ste. 200
P.O. Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
405.225.9142
darcher@osrhe.edu

Oregon

Juan Báez-Arévalo
Director of Private Postsecondary Education
Higher Education Coordinating Commission
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97310
503.947.5977
juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us

Pennsylvania

Patricia Landis
Division Chief
Department of Education
Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market Street 
Harrisburg, PA 17126
717.783.8228
plandis@pa.gov

Rhode Island

Michael Walker-Jones

Assistant Commissioner/External Affairs

RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

560 Jefferson Blvd.

Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1304

401.736.1122

Michael.Walker-Jones@riopc.edu

South Carolina

Clay Barton
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady Street, Suite 300

Columbia, SC 29201

803.737.7781

Cbarton@che.sc.gov

South Dakota

Katie Hubbart
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.Hubbart@sdbor.edu

Texas

Jessica Acton
Program Director
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
512.427.6214
jessica.acton@thecb.state.tx.us

Tennessee

Julie Woodruff
Director of Postsecondary School Authorization and Lead Attorney
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243
615.253.8857
julie.woodruff@tn.gov

U.S. Virgin Islands

Camille McKayle

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

University of the Virgin Islands 

#2 John Brewers Bay

St. Thomas, USVI  00802

340.693.1200

cmckayl@uvi.edu

Utah

Cynthia "Cyd" Grua
Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education
Utah System of Higher Education
Board of Regents Building, The Gateway
60 S 400 W
Salt Lake City, Utah  84111
801.321.7152
cgrua@ushe.edu

Vermont

Cassandra Ryan
School Finance Analyst
Vermont Agency of Education
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620
802.479.8545
Cassandra.Ryan@vermont.gov

Virginia

Darlene Derricott
Director of Academic Services
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804.2252621
DarleneDerricott@schev.edu

Washington

Tivoli Sharp
Student Achievement Council
PO Box 43430
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
360.753.7869
tivolis@wsac.wa.gov

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin

Dr. Morna Foy
President, Wisconsin Technical College System and
Chair, Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board
4622 University Avenue - PO  Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
608.267.9514
nancy.merrill@wtcsystem.edu

Wyoming

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