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.

Meet our team

Rachael Stachowiak, Associate Director
rstachowiak@nebhe.org or 617-533-9503

NEBHE SARA Regional Steering Committee
NC-SARA team
NC-SARA Board

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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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

Patricia Plummer, Senior Advisor, Office of Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts

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

Owen Donovan, Supervisor, Higher Education Programs, New York State Education Department

Rhode Island

Cynthia L. Parker, Dean, College of Online Education, Johnson & Wales University

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)

Regional 

Carol Anderson, Vice President, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

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*denotes Chair


Regional Compact Contacts

WICHE

John Lopez, Ph.D., Director, W-SARA
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
3005 W. Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, CO 80301
303.541.0277
jlopez@wiche.edu

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
 
MHEC
 
Emily Jacobson, Manager, M-SARA
Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)
105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612.677.2771 | Emily Jacobson
www.mhec.org
 

NC-SARA

3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301

Marshall A. Hill, Ph.D., Executive Director
303.848-3283 | Marshall Hill
 
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 
 
Holly Martinez, Accounting Technician and Customer Support Specialist
303.848.3275 | Holly Martinez