State Contact List

Alabama

Dr. Elizabeth French, Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 North Union Street
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-2179

Elizabeth.french@ache.alabama.gov
www.ache.alabama.gov

Tivoli Nash, Private School License Compliance Coordinator
Alabama Community College System

P.O. Box 302130
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130
334-293-4653

tivoli.nash@accs.edu
www.acs.cc.al.us
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Alaska


Kierke Kussart, Program Coordinator
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
907-465-6741

Kierke.kussart@alaska.gov
http://acpe.alaska.gov

Joann Rieselbach, School Relations Manager
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

PO Box 110505
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
907-465-6678

joann.rieselbach@alaska.gov
http://acpe.alaska.gov


Arizona

Teri Stanfill, Executive Director
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St., m Room 260
Phoenix, AZ   85007
602-542-2399

teri.stanfill@azppse.gov
https://ppse.az.gov/

Keith Blanchard, Deputy Director
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St., m Room 260
Phoenix, AZ   85007
602-542-5769

keith.blanchard@azppse.gov
https://ppse.az.gov/


Arkansas

Alana Boles, Coordinator, Academic Affairs
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 E. Capital Ave.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501-371-2060

Alana.boles@adhe.edu
www.Adhe.edu

Brenada Germann, Director
Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education
501 Woodlane, Ste 312 S
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
501-683-8000

brenda.germann@arkansas.gov
www.sbpce.org


California

Joanne Wenzel, Bureau Chief
California Bureau for Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr., Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA  95833

Joanne.wenzel@dca.ca.gov
www.bppe.ca.gov

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Colorado

Lorna A. Candler, Director
Division of Private Occupational Schools
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80204
303-866-2723

lorna.candler@dhe.state.co.us
highered.colorado.gov/dpos

Heather DeLange, Degree Authorization Act Officer
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80204
303-866-2723

heather.delange@dhe.state.co.us
highered.colorado.gov


Connecticut

Patricia Santoro, Director of Academic Affairs
Connecticut Department of Higher Education

61 Woodland St.
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
860-947-1819

psantoro@ctdhe.org
www.ctdhe.org


Delaware

Angeline Rivello, Director
Delaware Department of Higher Education
401 Federal St. Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19901
302-857-3388

Angeline.rivello@doe.k12.de.us
www.doe.k12.de.us

Dr. Patti Keeton, Education Associate for Private Business/Trade Schools
Delaware Department of Higher Education
401 Federal St. Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19901
302-857-3313

Patricia.keeton@doe.k12.de.us
www.doe.k12.de.us


Florida

Samuel Ferguson, Executive Director
Florida Commission for Independent Education

325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850-245-3200

Susan.Hood@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org


Georgia

Corinna M. Robinson, Executive Director
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084

770-414-3300
www.gnpec.org

Dr. Carl Camann, Deputy Director
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

2082 E. Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, Georgia 30084
770-414-3208

ccam@gnpec.org
www.gnpec.org


Hawaii

Bobbi Lum-Mew, Director
Hawaii Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-7327

blummew@dcca/.hawaii.gov
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap


Idaho

Valerie Fenske, State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools
Idaho State Board of Education

650 W. State Street, S-307
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037
208-332-1587

valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov
www.boardofed.idaho.gov


Illinois

Dr. Daniel Cullen, Deputy Director, Private Business and Vocational Schools
Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N. Old State Capitol, Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701
217-557-7382

Cullen@ibhe.org
www.ibhe.org


Indiana

Indiana Department of Workforce Development
10 N Senate Ave., SE #308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-1732

OCTS@dwd.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm

Ross Miller, Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance
Indiana Board for Proprietary Education/Indiana Commission for Higher Education
101 W. Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
317-464-4400 ext. 138

rmiller@che.in.gov
www.in.gov/bpe/


Iowa

Carolyn Small, Postsecondary Registration Administrator
Iowa College Student Aid Commission

430 E. Grand Ave., 3rd floor
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-725-3413

Carolyn.small@iowa.gov
https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/postsecondary-registration


Kansas

Jacqueline Johnson, Director, Private Postsecondary Education
Kansas Board of Regents

1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-4917

jjohnson@ksbor.org
www.kansasregents.org

Crystal Puderbaugh, Private Postsecondary Education Regulator
Kansas Board of Regents

1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-2528

cpuderbaugh@ksbor.org
www.kansasregents.org

Danielle Garretson, Office Operations Association
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-1529

dgarretson@ksbor.org
www.kansasregents.org

Jennifer Armour, Business Analyst
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-2410

jarmour@ksbor.org
www.kansasregents.org

Jamie Nickoley, Regulator
Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
785-296-8388

jnickoley@ksbor.org
www.kansasregents.org


Kentucky

Sarah Levy, Director of Postsecondary Licensing
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Ste. 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-1555

Sarah.levy@ky.gov
www.cpe.ky.gov

Robert Curry, Acting Executive Director
Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education

500 Mero Street
Capital Plaza Tower, Room 303
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-564-4185
Fax: 502-564-4248

Robertl.curry@ky.gov
kcpe@ky.gov


Louisiana

Dr. Larry Tremblay, Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research, and Academic Affairs
State of Louisiana Board of Regents

1201 N. 3rd St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-7084

Larry.tremblay@la.gov
http://www.regents.la.gov/

Carol Marabella, Proprietary Schools
State of Louisiana Board of Regents

1201 N. 3rd St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-7084

Carol.marabella@la.gov
http://www.regents.la.gov/

Nancy Beall, Assistant Program Director
State of Louisiana Board of Regents

1201 N. 3rd St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-7084

Nancy.beall@la.gov
http://www.regents.la.gov/


Maine

Margaret Harvey, Director
Career & Technical Education, Dept. of Ed.

23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
207-624-6739

Margaret.harvey@maine.gov
http://maine.gov/doe


Maryland

Monica Wheatley, Associate Director of Collegiate Affairs
Maryland Higher Education Commission

6 N. Liberty St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-3300

monica.wheatley@maryland.gov
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/

Dean Kendall, Associate Director of Career & Workforce Education
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-767-3300

Dean.kendall@maryland.gov
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/


Massachusetts

Clinton Dick, Executive Director
Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118-6100
Phone: 617-727-5970
Fax: 617-727-2328

Clinton.dick@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dpl/schools

Mary Jayne Fay, Ed.D., Education Specialist
Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure
Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure
Office of Private Occupational School Education
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Phone: 617-727-5811
Fax: 617-727-9932

Maryjayne.fay@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/dpl/schools


Michigan

Michael Beamish, Manager
Michigan Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities, and Commercial Licensing Bureau- Licensing Division
PO Box 30018
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone:  517-241-6806
Fax: 517-373-2162

beamishm@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov


Minnesota

Betsy Talbot, Manager, Student Consumer Advocate
Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
651-259-3965

Betsy.talbot@state.mn.us
www.ohe.state.mn.us


Mississippi

Kim Verneuille, Director of Proprietary Schools
Mississippi Commission of Proprietary School and College Registration, Mississippi Community College Board

3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
601-432-6185

Kvernueille@mccb.edu
www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/program/psDefault.aspx

Menia Dykes, Director of Accreditation (MCCA Executive Secretary)
Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
601-432-6372

mdykes@mississippi.edu
www.mississippi.edu/mcca


Missouri

Leroy Wade
Missouri Department of Higher Education

3515 Amazonas Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109
573-751-2361

Leroy.wade@dhe.mo.gov
www.dhe.mo.gov


Montana

Jessica Brubaker, Associate Legal Counsel
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
406-444-0314

jbrubaker@montana.edu
http://mus.edu/che/default.asp


Nebraska

Brad Dirkson, Program Director
Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education
Nebraska Department of Education

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
402-471-4825

brad.dirksen@nebraska.gov
http://www.education.ne.gov/PPCS/

Kathleen Fimple, Academic Programs Officer
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Ed.
140 N 8th St., Suite 300
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
402-471-0030

Kathleen.fimple@nebraska.gov
http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE/


Nevada

Kelly Wuest, Administrator
Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Ed.
8778 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
701-486-7330

kdwuest@cpe.state.nv.us
http://www.cpe.state.nv.us/


New Hampshire

Kimberly Kenneally
New Hampshire Department of  Education, Office of Career School Licensing
Higher Education Commission
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-6443

Kimberly.Kenneally@doe.nh.gov
http://education.nh.gov/highered/


New Jersey

Sandy Fountain, School Approval Unit
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
P.O. Box 057
Trenton, NJ 08625-0057
609-292-0042

Sondra.Fountain@dol.state.nj.us
http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/index.html


Eric Taylor, Esq., Director of the Office of Licensure
Office of the Secretary of Higher Ed.
20 West State Street
4th floor, PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
609-984-3738

eric.taylor@oshe.nj.gov
https://www.nj.gov/highereducation
Please note: this office only handles matters involving colleges and universities. All other inquiries for vocational or trade schools should be directed to the NJ Training Evaluation Unit.


New Mexico

Diane Vigil-Hayes, Private & Postsecondary Schools Division
New Mexico Higher Education Department

2048 Galisteo Street
Sante Fe, New Mexico 87505
505-476-8418

Diane.vigil@state.nm.us
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/programs/private.aspx

Donna Trujillo, Administrative Services
Private and Proprietary Schools

2048 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Sante Fe, New Mexico 87505
505-476-8442

Donna.trujillo@state.nm.us
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/


New York

Ellen Zunon, Associate in Higher Ed
Office of College and University Education

89 Washington Avenue, Room 969 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
518-474-2593

ezunon@mail.nysed.gov
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue

Carole Yates, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, Room 1613 OCP
Albany, New York 12234
518-474-3969

cyates@mail.nysed.gov
www.highered.nysed.gov/bpss


North Carolina

Scott Corl, Executive Director
Office of Proprietary Schools
North Carolina Community College System

200 West Jones Street, 5026 MSC
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699
909-807-7061

corls@ncommunitycolleges.edu
www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/Proprietary_Schools/

Terrance Scarborough, Assistant Director
Board of Governors for UNC

910 Raleigh Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-962-4558

trscarborough@northcarolina.edu


North Dakota

Debra Huber, Administrator
North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education

State Capitol, 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, # 270
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
701-328-3181

dehuber@nd.gov
www.nd.gov/cte

Tanya Spilovoy, Director of Education
North Dakota University System

10th Floor, State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 215
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0230
701-328-4102

Tanya.spilovoy@ndus.edu
http://www.ndus.edu/system/


Ohio

John Ware, Director
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

30 East Broad Street, Suite 2481
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-7802

John.ware@scr.state.oh.us
scr.ohio.gov

Matt Exline, Assistant Director
Board of Regents

25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614-728-3095

Mexline@regents.state.oh.us


Oklahoma

Jose Dela Cruz, Senior Coordinator
State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
405-225-9141

jcruz@osrhe.edu
http://www.okhighered.org/

Nora Ann House, Director
Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
3700 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 250
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118
405-528-3370

nhouse@obpvs.ok.gov
http://www.ok.gov/agency.php?agency_id=130

Dr. Joe Robinson, Director
Dept. of Career and Technical Education
1500 W 7th Ave.
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-377-2000

jrobi@okcareertech.org
https://www.okcareertech.org/


Oregon

Alethia Miller, Academic Programs, Office of Degree-Granting Inst.
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
775 Court Street NE
Salem OR 97301
503-373-0003

Altheia.miller@state.or.us
www.osac.state.or.us/oda

Juan Baez-Arevealo, Director, Private and Career Technical
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
775 Court Street NE
Salem OR 97301
503-947-5977

Juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
www.osac.state.or.us/oda


Pennsylvania

Patricia Landis, Director
Pennsylvania Division of Higher and Career Education

333 Market St., 12th Floor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126
717-783-8228

plandis@pa.gov
www.education.state.pa.us


Rhode Island

Jim Purcell, Commissioner
Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 100
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1304
401-736-1110

Jim.purcell@ribghe.org

Deanna Velletri
Rhode Island Office of Higher Education

Pastore Complex, The Hazard Bldg. 74 West Road
Providence, Rhode Island 02920
401-456-6010

dvelletri@ribghe.org
www.ribghe.org


South Carolina

Renea Eshleman, Program Manager, Nonpublic Institution Licensing
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St., Ste. 300
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-737-2281

reshleman@che.c.gov
www.che.sc.gov

Lane Goodwin, Coordinator, Nonpublic Institution Licensing
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-737-3918

lgoodwin@che.sc.gov
www.che.sc.gov

Clay Barton, Coordinator, Nonpublic Institution Licensing
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
803-737-7781

cbarton@che.sc.gov
www.che.sc.gov


South Dakota

Krista Rounds, Special Projects Manager
Secretary of State Corporations Division

Capitol Building

500 East Capitol Avenue, Ste. 204
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
605-773-2797

Krista.rounds@state.sd.us
https://sos.sd.gov/business/search.aspx


Tennessee

Stephanie Bellard Chase, Associate Executive Director
Division of Postsecondary State Authorization
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Pkwy, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
615-741-5293

http://www.tn.gov/thec

Julie Woodruff, Assistant Executive Director & Lead Attorney
Division of Postsecondary State Authorization

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

404 James Robertson Pkwy, Suite 1900
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
615-253-8857
julie.woodruff@tn.gov

http://www.tn.gov/thec


Texas

Michael DeLong, Policy Program Specialist
Texas Workforce Commission

1117 Trinity
Austin, TX 78701
512-936-3104

Michael.delong@twc.state.tx.us
www.twc.state.tx.us

Cathie Maeyaert, Special Projects Director
Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board

1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752
512-427-6527

Cathie.maeyaert@thecb.state.tx.us
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/


Utah

Marla Winegar, Commerce Manager
Utah Dept. of Commerce, Division of Consumer Protection

160 East 300 South, 2nd Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
801-530-6601

mwinegar@utah.gov
www.dcp.utah.gov


Vermont

Cathy Hilgendorf, Commerce Manager
Vermont Agency of Education

219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

Cathy.hilgendork@state.vt.us
http://education.vermont.gov/

Cassandra Ryan, Postsecondary Approval Coordinator
Vermont Agency of Education

219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641
802-479-8545

Cassandra.ryan@state.vt.us
http://education.vermont.gov/


Virginia

Sylvia Rosa-Casanova, Director, Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th Street, 9th Floor, James Monroe Bldg.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-225-3399

sylviarosacasanova@schev.edu
www.schev.edu


Washington

Karen Oelschlager, Program Associate
Washington Student Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
360-753-7869

kareno@wsac.wa.gov
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/

Michael Ball, Associate Director
Washington Student Achievement Council

917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502
360-753-7866

michaelb@wsac.wa.gov
http://www.wsac.wa.gov/

Darlene Bartlett, Private Vocational
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

128 10th Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98502
360-709-4605

dbartlett@wtb.wa.gov
http://wtb.wa.gov/


West Virginia

Paul L. Hill, Chancellor
WV Higher Ed Policy Commission

1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston WV 25301
304-558-2101

Paul.hill@hepc.wvnet.edu
http://www.wvhepc.edu/

Mark Stotler, Director of Academics, Degree Granting Institutions
WV Council for Community and Technical College Education

1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston WV 25301
304-558-0262

stotler@hepc.wvnet.edu
http://www.wvctcs.org/

Teresa Smith, Director, Business and Trade Schools
WV Council for Community and Technical College Education

1018 Kanawha Blvd. E., Ste. 700
Charleston WV 25301
304-558-0262

tsmith@wvctcs.org
http://www.wvctcs.org/


Wisconsin

David Dies, Executive Secretary
State of Wisconsin
Educational Approval Board

431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI  53719
608-267-7733

David.Dies@eab.wisconsin.gov
eab.state.wi.us

Anna Fosdick, School Administration Consultant
State of Wisconsin
Educational Approval Board

431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI  53719
608-266-1354

anna.fosdick@eab.wisconsin.gov
eab.state.wi.us

Sharon Johnson, School Administration Consultant
State of Wisconsin
Educational Approval Board

431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI  53719
608-266-3185

sharon.johnson@eab.wisconsin.gov
eab.state.wi.us

Casey Wachniak, School Administration Consultant
State of Wisconsin
Educational Approval Board

431 Charmany Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI  53719
608-267-9518

Casey.Wachniak@eab.wisconsin.gov
eab.state.wi.us


Wyoming

Elaine Marces, Director
Private School Licensing

2300 Capitol Ave./Hathaway Bldg., 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-6210
Fax: 307-777-6234

Elaine.marces@wyo.gov
http://edu.wyoming.gov/beyond-the-classroom/school-programs/private-school-licensing/


Other Regular Members

District of Columbia

Angela Lee, Executive Director
DC Education Licensure Commission
810 1st Street, NE 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
202-724-2095
Angela.Lee@dc.gov
http://osse.dc.gov/helc

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