HERNDON, VA (June 11, 2019) The National Student Clearinghouse selected new board members and leaders at their Annual Meeting for the 2019-2020 term. Board members are elected for up to two, three-year terms. Visit the Clearinghouse’s Leadership web page for a complete list of board of directors.
“I am grateful for the service of all of our new and former board members, especially during this time of innovation at the Clearinghouse and within education,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse. “The board members provide a treasure trove of education and life experience to guide the Clearinghouse to advance our mission to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights.”
In addition, current board members, Nikki Krawitz, former vice president for finance and administration for the University of Missouri System and now retired, was elected the Clearinghouse’s new Board Chair, and Dr. Monty Sullivan, System President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, was elected the new Board Vice Chair.
The new Clearinghouse board members are:
- Debra Chromy, President, Education Finance Counsel
- Michael Collins, Vice President, Jobs for the Future
- Rob Fitzgerald, University Registrar, Brown University
- Joe Garcia, Chancellor, Colorado Community College System
Clearinghouse board members whose terms are ending:
- Heather Kim, Director of Research, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Belle Wheelan, President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
- Steven Brooks, Executive Director (retired), North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
The National Student Clearinghouse is governed by a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of the constituencies that it serves, including representatives from educational institutions, educational associations, and the education finance industry. The Clearinghouse’s board reflects its status as a trusted, neutral, and reliable source for educational information and services.
About the National Student Clearinghouse®
The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges.
The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.
Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $750 million annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws. The Clearinghouse has signed the Student Privacy Pledge and is the first recipient of ikeepsafe.org’s FERPA compliance badge, which was awarded to its StudentTracker for High Schools service.
For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.