Marianne Boeke, Ph.D.
Dr. Marianne Boeke joined NC-SARA in 2018. As the Vice President, Research and State Partnerships, she oversees all aspects of SARA data collection and reporting, supervises other related research projects, and curates the State Authorization Surveys (The Guide). She provides state and regional compact support and with senior leadership, works on policy-related issues.
Prior to joining NC-SARA, Marianne served as a Senior Associate at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) for 14 years. She worked on a variety of long and short-term projects collaborating with the Aspen Institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, National Science Foundation (NSF), Strada Education Network, WICHE, and WCET State Authorization Network (SAN). She has worked at WICHE/WCET and at the Western Governors University (WGU) during the inaugural years; she has also held several institutional administration positions in both Washington, D.C. and Colorado.
Marianne has written about and presented at numerous national, regional, and state conferences on a variety of topics including evaluation, qualitative research, accreditation, post-secondary attainment, technology and costing issues in higher education, competence-based education, state authorization (compliance issues), and federal/state regulations. Marianne’s work in state authorization began in 2011 when she co-created the SHEEO survey on state authorization.
Marianne holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Denver, a master’s degree from The American University, and a bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University.