FSW Online HEA State Agency Contacts

State Agency Contact Title Phone Email Mailing Address
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Claudia R. Bell Academic Program and Policy Specialist 617-994-6913 One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108-1696
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission Kathryn G. Dodge Executive Director 603-271-2555 Ext. 350 (Assistant, Patricia Edes, Ext. 351) 3 Barrell Court, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-8543
New York
Office of College and University  Evaluation, New York State Education Department Ellen Zunon Associate in Higher Education 518-474-2593 Office of College and University Evaluation,
New York State Education Department, 
89 Washington Ave, 
Albany, NY  12234
State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education Amy Hughes Office of Academic Affairs 860-947-1822 61 Woodland Street 
Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2326
New Jersey
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education Iris Duffield Administrative Analyst
609-292-2955 or 609.984.2631
P.O.Box 542, Tenton, NJ 08625-0542
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Postsecondary Education Carol M. Gisselquist Higher Education Associate 717-787-4448 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333
California Postsecondary Education Commission Karen Humphrey Executive Director 916-445-1504 770 L Street, Suite 1160 
Sacramento, California 95814-3366
  Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Nicholas Robinson

Joanne Wenzel

Deputy Bureau Chief


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
State Council of Higher Education Linda Woodley Director for Private and Out-of-State Postsecondary Education 804-371-2938 101 N. 14TH St., James Monroe Bldg, 9th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219
Commission for Independent Education Samuel Ferguson

(Jeannie Yockey-Fine
Executive Director,

(Licensure Manager)


325 W. Gaines St, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Higher Education Coordinating Board Van Davis Deputy Assistant Commissioner 512-427-6223 1200 East Anderson Lane, PO Box 12788 
Austin, Texas 78752
Rhode Island Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education Deanna Velletri Executive Assistant 401-456-6010 The Shepard Building 
80 Washington Street, Suite 450 
Providence, Rhode Island 02903-1819
Maine Maine Department of Education Harry Osgood Higher Education Consultant 207-624-6846 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Illinois Illinois Board of Higher Education G. W. Reid Executive Director 217-782-2551 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor 
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1404
Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission William Crews Executive Director 770-414-3300 2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220, Tucker, Georgia 30084-5305
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Higher Education Zanette Douglas Coordinator of Institutional Certification 501-371-2012 114 East Capitol Avenue 
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Indiana Indiana Commission for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers,

Ken Sauer

Senior Associate Commissioner for Academic Affairs

101 West Ohio Street, Suite 550 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-1971
Hawaii State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Herbert Rokuta Supervising Investigator  
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department Stephanie Ellis Private and Proprietary School Administrator 505-476-8442 2048 Galisteo Street 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505-2100
Kansas Kansas Board of Regents Jacqueline Johnson

(Sherry Farris)
Director of Private Postsecondary Education

 (Senior Administrative Specialist for Academic Affairs)


Kansas Board of Regents, 1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Michigan Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth Michael Beamish Department Specialist 517-241-6806 P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Alabama Alabama Commission on Higher Education Elizabeth C. French Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning 334-242-2179 100 North Union Street, PO Box 302000 
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2000
Alaska Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Jo Anne Hayden Program Coordinator, Institutional Authorization 907-465-6741 joanne.hayden@alaska.gov  
PO Box 110505 
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0505
Arizona Arizona State Board for Private Posesecondary Education Teri Stanfill

Keith Blanchard
Executive Director

Deputy Executive Director


1400 W. Washington Street,
Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Colorado Colorado Department of Education, Private Occupational School Division and the Degree Authorization Act Heather Delanger 

Degree Authorization Act Officer 
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202
Delaware Delaware Department of Education Wayne Barton Director, Teacher & Administrator Quality 302-577-5240, 302-735-4120 John G. Townsend Building
401 Federal Street
(Federal & Loockerman Streets)
Dover, Delaware 19901
State Location Code (SLC): D370B
District of Columbia Education Licensing Commission (Alesia Henry)

 Dorothy Thomas
(Education Compliance Specialist)

direct required documents to Dorothy


810 First Street, NE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Idaho Idaho State Board of Education Harv Lyter State Coordinator for Private Colleges and Proprietary Schools 208-332-1587 650 West State Street, rom 307 
PO Box 83720 
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037
Iowa Iowa College Student Aid Commission Carolyn Small Postsecondary Registration Administrator 515-725-3413 Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 E. 12th Street, FL 5th
Des Moines, IA 50319
Kentucky Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Sarah Levy Senior Associate, Academic Affairs 502-573-1555 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320 
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Louisiana Louisiana Board of Regents Larry Tremblay Associate Commissioner for Planning and Research 225-342-4253 P.O. Box 3677 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3677
Maryland Maryland Higher Education Commission Sue A. Blanshan Director or Academic Affairs 410-260-4533 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Minnesota Minnesota Office of Higher Education George Roedler, Jr.   651-259-6975 Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Mississippi Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation Menia Dykes Coordinator of Academic Affairs and Nursing Education 601-432-6372 3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Missouri Missouri Department of Higher Education Rusty Monhollon Interim Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs 573-751-5221 205 Jefferson St PO Box 1469 
Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1469
Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education Montana University System Karin Janssen Academic Policy and Process Analyst 406-444-6570 2500 Broadway Street
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Nebraska Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Kathleen Fimple Academic Programs Officer 402-471-0030 Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Nevada Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education David Perlman Administrator 702-486-7330 3663 East Sunset Road, Suite 202, Las Vegas, Nevada  89120
North Carolina The University of North Carolina General Administration on behalf of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Maggie Ryan Assistant Director of Licensure and Workforce Studies 919-962-4558 910 Raleigh Rd.
P.O. Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2688
North Dakota North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education Debra Huber Administrator 701-328-2678 State Capitol 15th Floor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 270, Bismarck, ND 58505-0610
Ohio Ohio Board of Regents Shane Degarmo Director, Program Approval 614-387-1215 Ohio Board of Regents 
30 East Broad Street, 36th floor 
Columbus, OH 43215-3414
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Gina Wekke Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 405-225-9142 655 Research Parkway, Suite 200 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Oregon Office of Degree Authorization Alan Contreras Administrator 541-687-7478 1500 Valley River Drive, Suite 100, Eugene, OR 97401
South Carolina South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Renea Eshleman Program Manager, Non-public Postsecondary Institution Licenseing 803-737-2281 1333 Main Street, Suite 200 
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Regents Dr. Jim Shekleton General Counsel 605-773-3455 306 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 200 
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2545
Tennessee Tennessee higher Education Commission Stephanie Bellard Chase Assistant Executive Director for Postsecondary School Authorization 615-532-7495, 615-741-5293 404 James Robertson Parkway 
Parkway Towers, Suite 1900 
Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0830
Utah Utah Division of Consumer Protection Marla Winegar Administrator 801-530-6601 160 East 300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Vermont Vermont State Board of Education Cathy Hilgendorf Postsecondary Approval Coordinator 802-828-5402 Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
Washington Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board Degree Authorization Staff   360-753-7869 P.O.Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430
West Virginia Higher Education Policy commission Mark Stotler Assistant Director of Academic Affairs 304-558-0262 1018 Kanawha Blvd E Ste 700 | Charleston WV  25301-2800
Wisconsin Wisconsin Education Approval Board David C. Dies Executive Director 608-267-7733 Educational Approval Board
30 West Mifflin Street, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 8696
Madison, WI 53708-8696
Wyoming Wyoming Department of Education Samantha Mills Education Program Consultant 307-777-5712 2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
American Samoa
Board of Higher Education (American Samoa)
Lemafo'e Lauti Administrative Assistant (684) 699-9155

P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Website: http://www.amsamoa.edu/
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas College
Office of the President
Becky Sablan   (670) 234-5498 x1000
P.O. Box 501250
Saipan, MP 96950-1250

Website: http://www.nmcnet.edu/
Federated States of Micronesia Division of Basic Education 
Department of Education
Mr. Wayne Mendiola Administrator, PSE & Scholarship (691) 320-2091 P. O. Box PS 87
Palikir, Pohnpei FM 96941
Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education (Puerto Rico) Viviana Abreu
Executive Director
(787) 641-7100 P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900 

Website: http://www.ces.gobierno.pr/
Republic of Palau Bureau of Education, Palau Ministry of Education Emery Wenty Director (680) 488-2489/2567/4220 PO Box 189
Koror, Palau 96940
Republic of the Marshall Islands Scholarship Grant and Loan Board (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Juliet J. Anitok MISGLB Coordinator (692) 625-5770 P.O. Box 1436
Majuro, MH 96960 

Website: http://www.rmischolarship.net/
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Department of Education
Charlotte Amalie
Wynant Watty-Benjamin 

Dr. LaVerne Terry
Chief of Staff 

(340) 774-0100

Charlotte Amalie
 1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00801 

Website: http://www.doe.vi/