About Us

2018 NASASPS Board of Directors

Lane Goodwin

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

President

2018 - 2019

Ms. Lane Goodwin is the Licensing Program Manager for Postsecondary Institutions with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (SCCHE). In this role, she maintains directorship over a team of licensing program coordinators tasked with providing technical and professional services for the administration of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act and the implementing regulations, policies, and procedures of the Commission on Higher Education. Ms. Goodwin also manages the oversight of approximately 101 institutions with 236 locations. Ms. Goodwin holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina and has worked at SCCHE in postsecondary licensing for the past 14 years. Her involvement with NASASPS began in 2005 as a member, with her first appointment to the Board of Directors in 2007 as Secretary. Since then, she has served on the Board in various capacities, including:

President 2017 – present, Vice President 2015-2017, Secretary 2007-2009, Treasurer 2009-2013

Crystal Puderbaugh

Kansas Board of Regents

Vice President

2018 - 2019

Ms. Crystal Puderbaugh is the Director for Academic Affairs with the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR). In her current position, she provides leadership to the private and out of state postsecondary education (PPS) division of KBOR, a fee-funded unit responsible for the oversight and approval process for any private or out-of-state postsecondary education institution wishing to operate within the state of Kansas. Ms. Puderbaugh’s responsibilities also include the management of the division budget and analysis of operating activities to ensure the division operational goals are met. She is a graduate of Washburn University, Friends University and is currently in the dissertation phase of the Doctorate of Educational Administration program at Kansas State University. Ms. Puderbaugh has served on the NASASPS Board of Directors previously in the following roles:

Vice President 2018 – present, Treasurer 2017-2018, Director 2015-2017

Julie M. Woodruff

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Treasurer

2018 - 2019

Julie M. Woodruff is the Assistant Executive Director & Lead Attorney for the Division of Postsecondary State Authorization of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Mrs. Woodruff is a licensed attorney who has worked as a regulator for eighteen years; ten of which have been spent in higher education regulation. Mrs. Woodruff also serves as Tennessee’s representative to the Southern Regional Education Board State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Steering Committee and is the THEC representative for LEAD Tennessee Alliance 10. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University and Vanderbilt University. In addition to her current service on the NASASPS Board of Directors, Mrs. Woodruff has also served the following terms:

Treasurer 2015-2017 & 2018-2019, Director 2012-2015 & 2017-2018

Lorna Candler

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Director

2017 - 2020

Ms. Lorna Candler is the Director of the Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) with the Colorado Department of Higher Education.  Ms. Candler has been an attorney for over 20 years and has served the state in various roles; most recently as an Assistant Colorado Attorney General advising DPOS (and other educational and healthcare agencies) and for the past six years has directed the Board & Division of Private Occupational Schools who oversee the state authorization of both for-profit and non-profit private occupational education (both degree and certificate programs that are two years or less).   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Vermont and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Denver College of Law.

This is her first term serving on the NASASPS Board of Directors.

Cathie (Cam) Maeyaert

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Director

2017 - 2020

Ms. Cathie Maeyaert is the Special Projects Director with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Ms. Maeyaert has worked for the Coordinating Board since 2012, primarily overseeing authorization of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in Texas. Prior to that, she worked in the areas of compliance, accreditation, and licensing for a private for-profit multi-state educational system. Ms. Maeyaert has been an adjunct instructor at both a for-profit college and a non-profit private university. Throughout her career, Ms. Maeyaert has served on boards of directors for various non-profit charitable organizations. In a previous life, Cathie practiced intellectual property and employment law and developed continuing legal education seminars. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamline University and a Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

This is her first term serving on the NASASPS Board of Directors.

Sylvia Rosa-Casanova

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Director

2017 - 2020

Ms. Sylvia Rosa-Casanova is the Director of Private Postsecondary Education for the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). With over 20 years of experience working in higher education, Ms. Rosa-Casanova has spent the last 11 years with SCHEV, where she currently oversees the Private Postsecondary Education (PPE) unit of the Academic Affairs division. She and her staff are responsible for the certification of private and out-of-state postsecondary educational institutions operating in Virginia. Ms. Rosa-Casanova holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Mercy College and a master’s degree in Writing from Manhattanville College. Her past and present NASASPS Board of Directors service includes:

Director 2013 – present, President 2015-2017, Vice President 2017-2018

Rhesa Rudolph

Florida Commission for Independent Education

Director

2017 - 2020

Ms. Rhesa Rudolph is the Assistant Executive Director of the Commission for Independent Education with the Florida Department of Education. For the past 20 years, Ms. Rudolph has served the state of Florida as an attorney in various capacities, including her former role as Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Corrections. In addition to her service on the NASASPS Board of Directors, Ms. Rudolph is a member and serves as the general counsel for the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, is former President of the Capital City Duke Alumni Association, former member of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers and a current member of the Florida Bar Association.

This is her first term serving on the NASASPS Board of Directors.

Board Meeting Minutes: click here

The board of directors generally holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month via teleconference. Any NASASPS member interested in attending a board meeting should contact the NASASPS president.