The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, in collaboration with the four regional higher education compacts (NEBHE, MHEC, SREB and WICHE), was established to develop and implement an effective and efficient reciprocal state-level authorization process for postsecondary distance education. Its mission is to provide broad access to postsecondary education opportunities to students across the country, to increase the quality and value of higher learning credentials earned via distance education, and to assure students are well served in a rapidly changing education landscape.

NEBHE’s Team

NEBHE SARA Regional Steering Committee

Rachael Stachowiak, Associate Director

rstachowiak@nebhe.org or 617-533-9503

Sheridan Miller, State Policy Engagement Coordinator

smiller@nebhe.org  or 617-533-9524

NC-SARA’s Team

NC-SARA Staff
NC-SARA Board
 

N-SARA Regional Steering Committee

Connecticut

Ed Klonoski, President, Charter Oak State College*

Jane McBride Gates, Provost & Senior VP Academic & Student Affairs, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities

Maine 

Glenn Cummings, President, University of Southern Maine 

Angel Loredo, Higher Education Specialist, Maine Department of Education

Massachusetts

Constantia Papanikolaou, Chief Legal Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

New Hampshire 

R. Yvette Clark, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Southern New Hampshire University

Sara Cowall, Director of State Authorization and Grants, Granite State College

New Jersey

Eric Taylor, Director, Office of Licensure, Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

New York

Emily Sutherland, Supervisor of Higher Education Programs, Office of College and University Evaluation, New York State Education Department

Rhode Island

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

Vermont

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)

Accreditation Representative

Carol Anderson, Vice President, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE)

Printable Roster

Charter of the N-SARA RSC

N-SARA Regional Procedure Handbook

*denotes Chair


Regional Compact Contacts

MHEC
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
www.sreb.org

WICHE

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
www.wiche.edu

 

Next generation for SARA

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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