NC-SARA Board Members

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Board Members.

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) was established to ensure that the SARA initiative provides a national solution, rather than four regional solutions. The four regional compacts, along with representatives of the National Commission, the Presidents’ Forum, and the Council of State Governments, sought applications and nominations for this board in July 2013 and from a list of more than 90 applicants and nominees selected an initial group of 22 leaders from various sectors of higher education and government to help guide the activities of SARA. This nationwide coordinating entity will assure that the four regional compacts establish uniform standards and procedures for accepting and monitoring states participating in each of their respective regional reciprocity agreements; thus, states participating in SARA through any one compact will be recognized as reciprocal partners with states participating in SARA through any another regional compact. And institutions will be assured that their participation in one region’s SARA initiative will carry full value in any other SARA state, from any other region.

The NC-SARA board includes the chief executive officers of the four regional compacts, four leaders from the National Commission and Presidents’ Forum/CSG efforts, and additional members to assure that the perspectives of all stakeholder groups will be represented, while keeping the board small enough to be workable and effective. 

Bruce Chaloux was helpful to every step of the development of SARA and was to serve as a member of the National Council. He passed away in September 2013.

National Council Board Members

Rob Anderson

Rob Anderson

President State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
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Barbara Ballard

State Representative Kansas Legislature
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Chris Bustamante

Former President Rio Salado College
John Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh

President & CEO Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area
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Art Coleman

Art Coleman

Managing Partner and Co-Founder EducationCounsel, LLC
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Kathryn Dodge

Kathryn G. Dodge

Founder and Principal Dodge Advisory Group, LLC
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Laurie Dodge

Laurie Dodge

Vice Chancellor of Institutional Assessment and Planning Brandman University
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Dianne Harrison

Dianne Harrison

President California State University, Northridge
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Susan Heegaard

Susan G. Heegaard

President Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)
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Paul Lingenfelter

Paul Lingenfelter

President Emeritus State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO)
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Teresa Lubbers

Teresa Lubbers (Chair)

Commissioner Indiana Commission for Higher Education
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Leah Matthews

Leah Matthews

Executive Director Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
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Demaree Michelau

Demarée Michelau

President Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
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Patricia O'Brien

Senior Vice President New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
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Stephen Pruitt

President Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
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Pam Quinn

Pamela "Pam" Quinn

Provost/Chief Executive Officer (Retired, August 2018) LeCroy Center Dallas County Community College District
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Ed Ray

Edward "Ed" Ray (Vice Chair)

President Oregon State University
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George Ross

George Eugene Ross

President Emeritus, Central Michigan University
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Paul Shiffman

Paul Shiffman

Chief Executive Officer Presidents’ Forum
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Peter Smith

Orkand Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education University of Maryland University College
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Michael Thomas

President and CEO New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
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Larry Tremblay

Larry Tremblay

Deputy Commissioner Planning, Research and Academic Affairs Louisiana Board of Regents
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Leroy Wade

Leroy Wade

Deputy Commissioner Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)
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Belle Wheelan

Belle Wheelan

President Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
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