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Clearinghouse and Research Center Announce New Board Leaders and Members

by NSC Blog | Jul 6, 2022 | Announcements, Clearinghouse News, Education-based Insights, Research Services |

Rick Torres

Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center announced today new board chairs, vice chairs, and members to each of their respective Board of Directors. The appointments include:

  • Michael Collins, Vice President at Jobs for the Future, as the Clearinghouse’s board chair;
  • Dr. Debra Chromy, President and CEO of the Trellis Company, as the Clearinghouse’s board vice chair and newly appointed to the Research Center’s board of directors;
  • Dr. A. Hope Williams, President of the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, as board chair of the Research Center;
  • Dr. Sharon Morrissey, Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic & Workforce Programs at Virginia Community College System, as the vice chair of the Research Center’s board of directors; and
  • Dr. Sam Sudhakar, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services at California State University, San Bernardino, joined the Clearinghouse’s board of directors.

“The Clearinghouse’s support of our k20w stakeholders continues to evolve reflecting the very clear transformation of the education to workforce continuum and the very integrated role that traditional, non-traditional, and workplace learning have in enabling the path to learner successful outcomes,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse. “Our new board leadership team will be leading a Board that is completely aligned behind our mission of serving the education, workforce, and learner communities through a national, data, reporting, and insight generating infrastructure and platform. We also welcome Dr. Sam Sudhakar to our Board and look forward to gaining from his wealth of experience as an innovative technologist and futurist.

“In addition, our Research Center board leaders will continue to ensure that the Research Center is a trusted source for the latest enrollment, transfer, and completion trends and serve as a starting point for stakeholders to explore how to do better with the learners they serve through sector-specific benchmarking and analysis.”

The 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 makeup of the Clearinghouse’s board reflects its status as a trusted, neutral, and reliable source for educational information and services.

“Our new board leadership team will be leading a Board that is completely aligned behind our mission of serving the education, workforce, and learner communities through a national, data, reporting, and insight generating infrastructure and platform.”

Rick Torres
President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse

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