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HERNDON, VA – MAY 16, 2023 – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today that Chris Goodson will serve as its Chief Growth Officer (CGO) to oversee the organization’s continued expansion, particularly as it broadens its footprint in the workforce development and skills training areas.

“We are so pleased to welcome Chris to the Clearinghouse leadership team. He is a transformational business leader with a passion for education and a track record of success over more than two decades working across education verticals,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse. “His leadership of cross-functional teams in dynamic and evolving markets to meet customer and client needs and his ability to foster collaborative cultures will be invaluable to the Clearinghouse.”

Chris’ role as CGO will be to oversee a broad array of products and services. With a laser focus on the customer, he will be tasked with implementing new and improved product and service strategies to drive innovation. He will be responsible for all K-12 and higher education product development, business development and sales, marketing and communications, analytics and insights, and customer experience. He will also serve as one of the organization’s spokespersons.

“Like so many of its educational partners, I have relied on the National Student Clearinghouse’s unmatched data reporting, services, and insights throughout my career,” said Chris. “The Clearinghouse’s singular combination of longitudinal student data and deep relationships with education, workforce, and government partners has allowed the Clearinghouse to develop new, customer-aligned solutions to meet the needs of an ever-changing education landscape. I am thrilled and honored to join the Clearinghouse as it continues to grow and expand its services to benefit students, families, and its stakeholder community.”

Before joining the National Student Clearinghouse, Chris held several leadership positions in education technology and business solutions. Most recently, he was with Lumen Learning as Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience. Prior to Lumen, he spent six years at Amazon Web Services (AWS), assisting U.S. Higher Education customers transform their environments with cloud services. At HMH, he served first as a Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility and later Education Services, and during eight years at Microsoft, Chris held leadership roles in the U.S. and Worldwide Public Sector, focused primarily on Education. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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. Besides working with nearly 3,600 postsecondary institutions, the Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Education partners throughout the nation trust the National Student Clearinghouse because they know we take our commitment to student privacy very seriously. We have maintained the confidentiality and privacy of the student records in our care since our beginning in 1993. The Clearinghouse is scrupulous in its concern for student privacy and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects students’ privacy rights in their education records. For more details, visit