State Portal Entity Contacts

Select a State from the drop down list below to view State Portal Entity Contact information for that state.

Directory Map With Key

Alabama

State Portal Entity Contact

Ron Leonard

Director of Special Initiatives
334.242.2211

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
100 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
United States

Alaska

State Portal Entity Contact

Patricia Nickell-Zimmerman

Institutional Authorization Coordinator
907.465.6471

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
United States

Arizona

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Arkansas

State Portal Entity Contact

Alana Boles

Program Director for Private Career and Out-of-State Education
501.371.2060

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St, Suite 400
Little Rock , AR 72201
United States

Colorado

State Portal Entity Contact

Heather Delange

Director - Office of Private Postsecondary Education
303.862.3005

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Connecticut

State Portal Entity Contact

Sean Seepersad, PhD

Division Director of Academic Affairs
806.947.1837

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
450 Columbus Blvd, Ste 707
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
United States

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Angela H. Lee

Executive Director - Higher Education Licensure Commission Postsecondary Education
202.724.2095

Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
United States

Florida

State Portal Entity Contact

Rhesa Rudolph

Assistant Executive Director
850.245.3200

Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Room 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Sonia Browning

Administrative Assistant II
850.245.3210

Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Room 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States

Georgia

State Portal Entity Contact

Adam Hawk

GA-SARA Coordinator
770.414.3310

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)
2082 E Exchange Pl, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Patricia "Pat" Neri

Program Manager
770.414.3235

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC)
2082 E Exchange Pl, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
United States

Hawaii

State Portal Entity Contact

Bobbi Lum-Mew

Program Administrator
808.586.7327

Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
PO Box 541
Honolulu, HI 96809
United States

Idaho

State Portal Entity Contact

Tamara Baysinger

State Authorization Manager
208.332.1587

Idaho State Board of Education
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
United States

Illinois

State Portal Entity Contact

Nkechi Onwuameze, PhD

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs - Illinois SARA Coordinator
217.557.7382

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701-1377
United States

Indiana

State Portal Entity Contact

Ross Miller

Director of State Authorization and Reciprocity
317.232.1033

Indiana Commission for Higher Education / Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W Ohio St, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-4206
United States

Iowa

State Portal Entity Contact

Lisa Pundt

Compliance Officer
515.725.3426

Iowa College Aid
475 SW 5th Street, Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Kansas

State Portal Entity Contact

Jennifer Armour

Associate Director Academic Affairs
785.430.4288

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
United States

Kentucky

State Portal Entity Contact

Sarah Levy

Executive Director, Postsecondary Licensing
502.573.1555

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr, Ste 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
United States

Louisiana

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Maine

State Portal Entity Contact

Angel Loredo

Higher Education Specialist
207.624.6846

Maine Department of Higher Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
United States

Maryland

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Massachusetts

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Michigan

State Portal Entity Contact

James R. Farhat

Departmental Specialist
517.256.8670

Employment & Training, Postsecondary Schools Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity
201 N Washington Sq, 3rd Fl
Lansing, MI 48913
United States

Minnesota

State Portal Entity Contact

Betsy Talbot

Manager of Institutional Licensing and Registration
651.259.3965

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Dr, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Kate McCartan

Institutional Monitoring Specialist
651.259.3912

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Dr, Suite 350
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Mississippi

State Portal Entity Contact

Missouri

State Portal Entity Contact

Leroy Wade

Deputy Commissioner
573.751.2361

Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
United States

Montana

State Portal Entity Contact

Joseph "Joe" Thiel

Director of Academic Policy and Research
406.449.9135

Montana University System
PO Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620
United States

Nebraska

State Portal Entity Contact

Kathleen L. Fimple, PhD

Academic Programs Officer
402.471.0030

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
United States

Nevada

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New Hampshire

State Portal Entity Contact

Steve Appleby

Director, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education
603.271.2408

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Patricia Edes

Program Specialist IV
603.271.0256

Office of the Director, New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

New Jersey

State Portal Entity Contact

Eric Taylor, Esq.

Director, Office of Licensure
609.984.3738

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
20 W State St, 4th Fl - PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625
United States

New Mexico

State Portal Entity Contact

David Mathews

General Counsel
505.476.8402

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4
Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100
United States

New York

State Portal Entity Contact

Emily Sutherland

Supervisor of Higher Education Programs
518.474.1551

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234
United States

North Carolina

State Portal Entity Contact

Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A.

Director of SARA North Carolina
919.248.4660

North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
PO Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
United States

North Dakota

State Portal Entity Contact

Cheryl Thompson

Outreach Manager
701.239.6676

North Dakota University System
2000 44th St SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103
United States

Ohio

State Portal Entity Contact

Matt Exline

Assistant Director of Program Approval Operations
617.728.3095

Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
United States

Oklahoma

State Portal Entity Contact

Kyle Foster

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
405.225.9163

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Pkwy, Ste 200 - PO Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Elizabeth Walker

Staff Assistant III
405.225.9154

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Pkwy, Ste 200 - PO Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
United States

Oregon

State Portal Entity Contact

Rebecca Fuller

Compliance Specialist
503.947.5751

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
3225 25th St SE
Salem, OR 97302
United States

Pennsylvania

State Portal Entity Contact

Gina Wetten

Higher Education Associate II
717.265.7723

Pennsylvania Division of Higher and Career Education
333 Market St
Harrisburg, PA 17126
United States

Puerto Rico

State Portal Entity Contact

David Baez

Acting Director, Education Support Programs
787.641.7100 ext 2056

Puerto Rico Council on Education
PO Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00919-1900
United States

Rhode Island

State Portal Entity Contact

Deanna Velletri

Specialist, Proprietary Schools
401.736.1118

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
560 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886-1304
United States

South Carolina

State Portal Entity Contact

Peggy Simons

Program Coordinator
803.737.3476

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

State Portal Entity Contact

Stacey Price

Program Coordinator
803.737.7781

South Carolina Commission in Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

South Dakota

State Portal Entity Contact

Katie Hubbart

Academic Affairs Specialist - South Dakota SARA Coordinator
605.773.3455

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E Capitol Ave, Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
United States

Tennessee

State Portal Entity Contact

Julie Woodruff

Assistant Executive Director and Lead Attorney for DPSA
615.253.8857

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave, 9th FL
Nashville, TN 37243
United States

Texas

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U.S. Virgin Islands

State Portal Entity Contact

Camille McKayle

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
340.693.1200

University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St Thomas, VI 00802
United States

Utah

State Portal Entity Contact

Cynthia "Cyd" Grua

Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education
801.321.7152

Utah System of Higher Education - Board of Regents Building, The Gateway
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States

Vermont

State Portal Entity Contact

Patricia Pallas Gray

Independent School Consultant
802.823.3991

Vermont Agency of Education
1 National Life Dr, Davis 5th Fl
Montpelier, VT 05620
United States

Virginia

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Washington

State Portal Entity Contact

Sam Loftin, J.D.

Director of Consumer Protection
360.753.7866

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
United States

West Virginia

State Portal Entity Contact

Nikki Bryant

Compliance Officer for Authorization and Proprietary School Programs
681.313.2290

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd E, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
United States

Wisconsin

State Portal Entity Contact

Monique Currie

Policy Advisor - Policy and Government Relations
608.266.2449

Wisconsin Technical College System Office
4622 University Ave, PO Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
United States

Wyoming

State Portal Entity Contact

Rob Dennis

Chief Operating Officer
307.777.7013

Wyoming Community College Commission
2300 Capitol Ave, 5th Fl, Ste B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
United States