Ken Sauer Elected Treasurer of Midwestern Higher Education Compact
ST. LOUIS, MO; MINNEAPOLIS, MN and INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Ken Sauer, senior associate commissioner and chief academic officer, Indiana Commission for Higher Education was elected the treasurer of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) on November 14, during the commission’s semi-annual meeting held in St. Louis, MO. One of four regional higher education compacts in the United States, MHEC is a nonprofit regional organization assisting its 12 member Midwestern states in advancing higher education through interstate cooperation and resource sharing.
“Dr. Sauer’s vast experience serving on the e-Transcript Initiative Project Advisory Committee, Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Regional Steering Committee, and the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit Steering Committee makes Ken a great choice for treasurer,” said Larry Isaak, MHEC president. “As MHEC continues to embark on several new interstate collaborative efforts, his input as an officer will be important.”
Dr. Sauer was initially appointed a MHEC commissioner in 2007 and served at the pleasure of then Governor Mitch Daniels. He was reappointed in 2013 under Governor Mike Pence. In 2013 he began serving on MHEC’s Executive Committee.
“In my role I have been able to be actively involved in many of MHEC’s initiatives and see the tremendous positive impact they have on higher education in the Midwest. It is an honor to be serving as treasurer for the Compact,” Dr. Ken Sauer stated.
In addition to Dr. Sauer current Indiana commissioners are: Dr. Richard L. Ludwick, president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, Representative Wendy M. McNamara, Indiana General Assembly; Senator Ryan Mishler, Indiana General Assembly; and Mr. Thomas J. Snyder, former president of Ivy Tech Community College. Ms. Teresa S. Lubbers, commissioner for the Indiana Commission for Higher Education serves as a commissioner alternate.
The compact seeks to fulfill its interstate mission through programs that expand postsecondary opportunity and success; promote inno¬vative approaches to improving institutional and system productivity; improve affordability to students and states; and enhance connectivity between higher education and the workplace. Member states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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