"We encourage more businesses, labor organizations, education institutions, and training agencies to join this cause and work together to contribute to the development of the Credential Registry. By cutting through the confusion and working together, we can pioneer better ways to make our economy work for everyone."
- Jamie Dimon, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Higher Education Advisory Group

Louis Soares
Chair, Vice President, Strategy, Research & Advancement
Louis Soares joined ACE in June 2013 as vice president for policy research and strategy and head of the Council’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy. With more than 20 years of experience in postsecondary education policy and practice, Soares is responsible for further positioning ACE as a thought leader on emerging trends in higher education. While at ACE he published two landmark papers, "Post-Traditional Learners and the Transformation of Higher Education" and "Evolving Higher Education Business Models." In 2016, the Council expanded Soares’ responsibilities to include organizational strategy with a focus on advancement. In this role, Soares leverages decades of experience in campus-based and nonprofit organization fundraising to enhance the Council’s relationships with corporate and philanthropic partners. Soares has developed and successfully implemented projects with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Russell Sage Foundation, TIAA Institute, ACT, Verizon Foundation, Fleet Bank, CVS, Bank of America, U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to coming to ACE, Soares served as the director of the postsecondary education program and fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a premier Washington, DC based think tank. Prior to CAP, he served as director of business/workforce development under Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri and as director of education partnerships for the Rhode Island Technology Council. Additionally, he was a small business consultant with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania. Soares was appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in 2011-14. He holds a master’s in public administration from Harvard University (MA) and a bachelor’s in business economics from Brown University (RI).
Julie Alexander
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Thomas Black
Associate Vice Provost & University Registrar
Caryn Chaden
Associate Provost for Student Success & Accreditation
Jim Coleman
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
Paul D'Anieri
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Tristan Denley
Chief Academic Officer
Laurie Dodge
Vice Chancellor, Provost
Stuart Dorsey
Joellen Everham Shendy
Associate Vice Provost, Registrar
Blake Flanders
President and CEO
Amy Heitzman
Senior Vice President for Strategy and Chief Learning Officer
Laurel Hogue
Vice Provost for Extended Studies
Muriel Howard
Natasha Jankowski
Mary Loeffelholz
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Alan Mabe
Chief Academic Officer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Matthew Meyer
Associate Vice President, STEM Innovations and Strategic Planning
Rodney Parks
University Registrar
Kathleen Radionoff
Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Education
Michael Reilly
Executive Director
Ken Sauer
Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer
David Schejbal
Dean, Continuing Education, Outreach, E-Learning
Greg Sedrick
Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs TN & eCampus
Wayne Smutz
Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension
Jennifer Worth
Senior Vice President for Workforce and Economic Development