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C-RAC Vice Chair Jamienne Studley to Serve on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education announced Ms. Jamienne Studley, vice chair of C-RAC and president of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), will serve on the Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee for the upcoming negotiated rulemaking on higher education issues.


“Starting in 1993, I helped implement the Department of Education’s first cycles of negotiated rulemaking, and ever since have observed the potential for the process to promote constructive interchange and effective policy development. It is an honor now to represent accrediting agencies and help inform critical postsecondary issues, including policies to serve postsecondary quality, student success, and accountability,” said Ms. Studley.


Ms. Studley has worked across higher education, public service, civil rights and non-profit management to advance equity, student access and public engagement. Her federal higher education experience began with her functioning as Deputy General Counsel for regulation and legislation in the Department of Education from 1993 to 1999 and acting general counsel in 1997-99.


Ms. Studley was also a member and chair of the Department’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Between 2013-2016, Ms. Studley served as Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S Department of Education, and during this time, she served stints as acting Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education. She was on the team that developed the federal College Scorecard where she demonstrated her ability to listen to diverse views and incorporate feedback.

The Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee will hold its first meeting in Washington, D.C. January 18 – 21, with two additional committee meetings scheduled for February 14 – 18 and March 14– 18. The meetings will be open to the public and are expected to be livestreamed online. View the full schedule here.


There will also be three subcommittees that participate in the rulemaking: the Distance Learning and Educational Innovation Subcommittee, the Faith-Based Entities Subcommittee, and the TEACH Grant Subcommittee. More information about the subcommittee meeting schedule is available here.

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