Annual Conference

2019 Conference Presentations and Handouts

2019 NASASPS Conference Program

Presentations and handouts for the 2019 NASASPS Annual Conference will be posted here as they become available.

Monday, April 15
11:15 a.m – 12 noon
States Helping Meet SARA Requirements
– Joan Bouillon, Director of Regulatory Compliance, Pearson
– Jeannie Yockey-Fine, State Regulatory Services Specialist, Hogan-Lovells
– Mary Agnes Larson, Associate Director for Student and Institution Support, NC – SARA
– Leroy Wade, Assistant Commissioner, Financial Assistance and Proprietary Certification, Missouri Department of Higher Education

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Presentation of State Updates

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
The Role of Receiverships, Bankruptcies, and other Restructuring Options in Higher Education
– Aaron Lacey, Partner, Higher Education Practice, Thompson Coburn LLP
– Craig Dean, Managing Principal, AEG Partners and AEG Capital

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
School Closures from the Institution and Regulator Perspectives
– Kim Walsh, Director of State Licensing, The Art Institutes International
– Lane Goodwin, Program Manager, Postsecondary Institution Licensing, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
– Chris Lambert, Associate Executive Director, ACCSC

Tuesday, April 16
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN) Member Breakfast | Out-of-State Learning Activity Compliance Organizer and Checklist
– Sarah E Cheverton, Assistant Coordinator of Online Learning, James Madison University / Office of Vice Provost
– Cheryl E Carroll, Manager of Academic & Distance Education Compliance, Provost Office, University of Virginia

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Coding Bootcamps: Disrupters or Bridging the Digital Skills Gap?
– Lauren Ellisberg, Compliance and Government Relations Officer, Coding Dojo

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Communicating about State Authorization: Institutional Examples
– Lisa Siefker, State Authorization Program Manager, The Ohio State University
– Marcelle Jones, Program Accessibility and Compliance Specialist, Purdue University

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Misrepresentation of Career Eligibility in Advertising and Other Marketing
– Betsy Talbot, Manager of Registration & Licensing, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
– Kate McCartan, Institutional Monitoring Specialist, Minnesota Office of Higher Education

11:00 a.m. – 12 noon
NC-SARA Reporting – Institutional Approaches to Collect Supervised Field Experience Data | Part 1 | Part 2
– Allison Rogers, Communications Coordinator, Texas Woman’s University
– Alayna Schmeider, Compliance Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Annual School Data Reporting Process–Data Collection, Reporting, and Future Uses
– John Ware, Executive Director, Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
– Jennifer Armour, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Kansas Board of Regents
– Laura Vieth, Deputy Director, Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Creating a Culture of Compliance
– Rachel Durrance, Assistant Director, State Authorizations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
– William Muldoon, Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Washington Potpourri: A Whirlwind Tour of the Legislative Landscape and the Department of Education Activities
– Sharon Bob, Higher Education Specialist on Policy and Regulation, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Professional Licensure Research, Compliance, and Disclosures – The Illustration of Three Institutions’ Processes
– Ronald Brownie, Director, Online & Continuing Education, Northern State University
– Tyson Heath, Manager of State Authorization and Accreditation, Western Governors University
– Bridget Beville, Associate General Counsel, University of Phoenix
– Mitchell Gilbert, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Western Governors University

Wednesday, April 17

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
International Online Programs – What’s New and What’s Not
– Gregory Ferenbach, Counsel, Hogan Lovells
– Megan Mason, Associate, Hogan Lovells

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
NC-SARA Update
– Marshall A. Hill, Executive Director, NC-SARA
– Marianne Boeke, Associate Director for Policy Research and State Support, NC-SARA
– Mary Agnes Larson, Director, Associate Director for Student and Institution Support, NC-SARA

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Federal Regulations-Negotiated Rulemaking 2019
– Russ Poulin, Director, Policy and Analysis, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
– Jeannie Yockey-Fine, State Regulatory Service Specialist, Hogan Lovells