NC-SARA is pleased to announce that Mary Agnes Larson will be joining our staff as Associate Director for Student and Institutional Support. Mary will start her work here in Boulder in the middle of September.
Since 2013, Mary has been Director of Student Access Programs and Services at the 16-state Southern Regional Education Board (SREB); she served as Associate Director of that work from 2004-2013. She has been responsible for SREB’s Academic Common Market, Regional Contract Program, adult degree completion programs (TheAdultLearner.org) and Electronic Campus. She has also been regional director for SARA, responsible for bringing all 16 SREB states, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands into the initiative.
SREB’s Academic Common Market spans 14 SREB states and provides in-state tuition rates for out-of-state students pursuing degrees at 200+ institutions. SREB’s Electronic Campus has involved 16 states, hundreds of institutions, and has provided access to 5,000 online degree programs. She has been with SREB since 1997. Earlier in her career she served five years as program officer for the foundation of Colorado’s Fort Lewis College. She earned a BA degree in English literature from Montana State University and a M. Ed. Degree in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
At NC-SARA, Mary will be responsible for developing and providing enhanced information for students and institutions.
As of today, 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA. Almost 1,600 institutions participate.
Marshall A. Hill