Since 2014, NEBHE and its three peer regional compacts (WICHE, MHEC and SREB), along with the National Council SARA have played primary leadership roles in developing and implementing SARA. NEBHE has created a Regional Steering Committee that continually assesses the readiness of states to participate in SARA. Per charter, each of New England’s six member states and any affiliate states must be represented on the committee.
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NEBHE engages and assists regional leaders in the assessment, development and implementation of sound educational practices and policies of regional significance. SARA is one step forward in the world of state authorization. Continual engagement of thought leadership in the next generation of SARA is key.
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Announcement: NC-SARA Announces Four Board Members and Names New Board Leadership
November 8, 2019
BOULDER, CO – The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) today announced four new board members and a new board chair who will each help support the nonprofit’s work to improve students’ access to quality postsecondary distance education opportunities.
N-SARA Regional Steering Committee
Ed Klonoski, President, Charter Oak State College*
Jane McBride Gates, Provost & Senior VP Academic & Student Affairs, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Glenn Cummings, President, University of Southern Maine
Angel Loredo, Higher Education Specialist, Maine Department of Education
Constantia Papanikolaou, Chief Legal Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
R. Yvette Clark, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Southern New Hampshire University
Sara Cowall, Director of State Authorization and Grants, Granite State College
Eric Taylor, Director, Office of Licensure, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
Leslie E. Templeman, Director, Office of College and University Evaluation, New York State Education Department
Cynthia L. Parker, Vice President, College of Online Education, Johnson & Wales University
Roberta S. Pearlmutter, PhD., Interim Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rhode Island College
William Clements, Vice-President and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, Norwich University
Eric Sakai, Dean of Academic Technology, Community College of Vermont (CCV)
Carol Anderson, Vice President, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)
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Regional Compact ContactsMHEC Emily Jacobson, Associate Director, M-SARA Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.677.2771 | Emily Jacobson
www.mhec.org SREB Wanda Barker, Director, S-SARA Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) 592 10th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5776
404.879.5558 |Wanda Barker
Christina Sedney, Director of Policy Initiatives and State Authorization
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
3005 W. Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, CO 80301
303.541.0238 | Christina Sedney
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
303.848-3283 | Lori Williams Mary Agnes Larson, M.Ed., Associate Director for Student and Institution Support 303.848.3288 | Mary Agnes Larson Marianne Boeke, Ph.D., Associate Director for Policy Research and State Support (303) 242-5037 | Marianne Boeke Jeannie Yockey-Fine, Associate Director for Regulatory Relations and Policy Support
303.848.3275 | Jeannie Yockey-Fine