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W-SARA Regional Steering Committee (RSC)

A coordinated regional approach to the state-level administration of SARA

The W-SARA RSC’s key functions include evaluating and determining whether WICHE states and territories that apply to and participate in SARA demonstrate adequate capacity and sufficient standards for membership and oversight of institutions under SARA. The RSC also serves as a regional platform for the consideration of emerging SARA- and distance education-related issues, as a forum to bring state and regional issues to the attention of the NC-SARA Board and leadership, as well as to support the professional development of its members.

Members
Alicia Armijo
Constituent Services Coordinator &
New Mexico NC-SARA Coordinator
Legal Division
New Mexico Higher Education Department
Lanna Dueck
Executive Director
Arizona SARA Council
Katie Hubbart
Academic Affairs Specialist
South Dakota SARA Coordinator
South Dakota Board of Regents
Tamara Baysinger (Vice Chair)
State Authorization Manager
Idaho State Board of Education
Veronica Dujon
Director, Office of Private Postsecondary Education
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Sam Loftin (Immediate Past Chair)
Director of Consumer Protection
Washington Student Achievement Council
Terina Caserto
Senior Analyst, Academic and Student Affairs
Nevada System of Higher Education
Tyler Eggen
Institutional Authorization Program Coordinator
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Jayson Horiuchi
Program Administrator
Hawai’i Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
Heather DeLange (Chair)
Director – Office of Private Postsecondary Education
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Cynthia “Cyd” Grua
Director, Instructional Technology
Utah System of Higher Education
Joe Thiel
Director of Academic Policy & Research
Montana University System
Rob Dennis
Chief Operating Officer
Wyoming Community College Commission

W-SARA Staff

Molly Hall-Martin

Director, WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, Policy Analysis and Research


303.541.0308

mhmartin@wiche.edu

Shelley Plutto

Project Manager, W-SARA, Policy Analysis and Research


303.541.0317

splutto@wiche.edu