Jared Abdirkin (NEBHE)
Jared earned his BS degree in Human Development and MS degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island. In his professional career to date, he has worked at American River College (Sacramento, CA), Iona College, and the University of Rhode Island, focused on academic affairs, program and college leadership, and admission and retention efforts. Highlights of his work include: maintaining and expanding a strong partnership between CCRI and URI engineering programs to ensure student readiness and seamless transfer; organizing the movement of URI undergraduate engineering classes from fully in person to combinations of in-person; hybrid and remote in the 2020 and 2021 school years; and the stabilization, re-organization, and growth of the Office of Student Life at American River College and the Academic and Student Affairs division of the College of Engineering at URI. Jared started at the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) in August 2021, primarily focused on SARA as well as serving with a team of Senior Directors to help manage and guide NEBHE internal processes and policies. Jared’s professional passions are in team development and mentorship, process improvement, and intraorganizational communication.