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Doug Falk Named Chairman of the Board for P20W Education Standards Council

by NSC Blog | Sep 18, 2014 | Clearinghouse News |

Doug FalkClearinghouse CIO, Doug Falk, was recently named Chairman of the Board for P20W Education Standards Council (PESC). Established in 1997 and located in Washington, D.C., PESC is a nonprofit enabling cost-effective connectivity between education data systems.

The Clearinghouse provides educational reporting, verification and research services to more than 3,600 colleges and universities and more than 7,000 high schools. It is the leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic student record exchanges, performing over one billion electronic data transactions each year.

Mr. Falk has been on the PESC Board since 2008, serving as both Treasurer and Vice Chair. He was elected to Chairman of the Board, effective July 1, for a one-year term. The most recent past chairman was Francisco Valines, Director of Financial Aid, Florida International University.

“With his extensive career in IT and role as CIO and VP at the National Student Clearinghouse, Doug Falk brings valuable knowledge and experience about the education community, systems integration, data exchange, and mobility to PESC and to the board. As one of the most senior board members and now as Chair, Doug will help lead the organization from being a small, nonprofit to a dominating force for data standards and interoperability worldwide. We are thrilled to have the National Student Clearinghouse as one of our leading members and stakeholders, and very pleased to have Doug leading our team.”

Michael Sessa
President and CEO, PESC

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