Hill resigns as executive director of Coordinating Commission

Marshall Hill has resigned as executive director of Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. Dr. Hill, who joined the commission in 2005, will now serve as the executive director of the Colorado-based organization charged with the national initiative to make distance education courses more accessible to students across state lines. The initiative – known as the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, or SARA – will create interstate reciprocity in the regulation of postsecondary distance education.

Dr. Hill’s final day with the commission was Aug. 15. The executive committee of the commission appointed Dr. Carna Pfeil, the commission’s associate director for finance and administration, as interim executive director. The full commission will ratify this appointment at its Sept. 19 meeting.

The coordinating commission is an independent state agency, with duties and responsibilities specified in the state constitution. The commission is governed by a board of 11 commissioners from throughout the state, appointed by the governor and approved by the legislature. The commissioners are responsible for hiring the commission’s executive director.

Dr. Hill can be reached in his new position at mhill@wiche.edu

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