HERNDON, VA – AUGUST 22, 2023 – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today that Helen Mohrmann, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the University of Texas System (UT System), will join their Board of Directors.
“Helen’s unique depth of background in multiple industries and her current position at the University of Texas System make her a perfect addition to the Clearinghouse board of directors,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO, of the National Student Clearinghouse. “With the evolving information security landscape, the Clearinghouse has had a CISO role as part of its board for the past decade. Helen’s deep subject matter expertise and experiences will serve to advance our mission as a trusted source for higher education data.”
“I am honored to join the Clearinghouse Board and look forward to playing a role in student success through the creation and distribution of unique data resources that will help us better understand student pathways and outcomes,” said Helen Mohrmann. “The Clearinghouse provides valuable reporting, research, verification, transcript, and data exchange that provides numerous time- and cost-saving benefits to students, schools, administrators, and requestors.”
Helen has been in her current role at the University of Texas system since 2016 where she works with each UT System institution to continually improve their security posture and capabilities. Her office is responsible for the development and administration of systemwide policies. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief Information Officer of the Brookings Institution, in various IT roles at Cornell University, and in leadership roles in software and financial services organizations.
Helen has held several advisory and board roles during her career, including as a member of the Texas Cybersecurity Council, a member of the Statewide Information Security Advisory Committee at the Texas Department of Information Resources, and an advisory board member of the Woman’s Mentoring Network at the Brookings Institution.
She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a B.S. from Cornell University, and an A.M. from Harvard University. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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.
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 focus on serving our customers with high-quality services that they expect from us. The Clearinghouse takes very seriously its commitment to 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 studentclearinghouse.org.