MHEC Executive Committee

Executive Officers:

Chair: Ken Sauer, (IN); Vice Chair: Olivia Madison, (IA); Treasurer: David Eisler, (MI), and Past Chair: Tim Flakoll (ND)

IL-Commissioner La Shawn K. Ford

La Shawn K. Ford

Illinois General Assembly
State Representative; Chair, Appropriations-Higher Education
Term: 3/12/2019 to 1/2/2021
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Suzanne Morris

Illinois Community College Board
Board Member
Term: 6/7/2019 to 7/1/2023
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Ken Sauer

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Senior Associate Commissioner and Chief Academic Officer
Term: 3/27/2017 to Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
IA-Commissioner Alternate Carrie Koelker

Carrie Koelker

Iowa Legislature
State Senator; Member, Education Appropriations Subcommittee
2/4/2019 to 1/10/2021
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Olivia M.A. Madison

Iowa Governor's Designee
Term: 5/1/2019 to 4/30/2021, Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
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Blake Flanders

Kansas Board of Regents
President and CEO
Term: 9/20/2018 to 6/1/2022
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Marci Francisco

Kansas Legislature
State Senator
Term: 6/26/2017 to 7/1/2019
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David L. Eisler

Ferris State University
President
Term: 6/8/2017 to 3/18/2021
MN-Commissioner Connie Bernardy

Connie Bernardy

Minnesota Legislature
State Representative; Chair, Higher Education Finance and Policy Division
2/1/2019 to 1/5/2021
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Karen Hanson

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Executive Vice President and Provost
Term: 3/25/2017 to 1/4/2021
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Allen Andrews

Missouri General Assembly
State Representative; Member, Subcommittee on Appropriations – Education
Term: 7/13/2017 to 7/1/2019
MO-Commissioner Kayla Hahn

Kayla Hahn

Missouri Governor Michael Parson
Policy Director
2/6/2019 to Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
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Deborah A. Frison

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Vice Chair
Term: 1/2/2019 to 1/1/2023
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Rick Kolowski

Nebraska Legislature
State Senator; Member, Education Committee
Term: 1/25/2019 to 1/2/2021
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Mark Hagerott

North Dakota University System
Chancellor
Term: 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2023
ND Commissioner - Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson

North Dakota Legislative Assembly
State Representative; Member, Education Committee
Term: 6/19/2019 to 6/30/2021
OH-Commissioner Rick Carfagna

Rick Carfagna

Ohio Legislature
State Representative; Chair, Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education
3/4/2019 to 1/2/2021
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Stephanie Davidson

Ohio Department of Higher Education
Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Term: 1/15/2019, Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
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Janelle Toman

South Dakota Board of Regents
Director of Communications
Term: 9/10/2018 to 6/30/2022
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Joan Ballweg

Wisconsin State Legislature
State Representative; Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities
Term: 10/2/2019 to 6/30/2021
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Rolf Wegenke

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
President
Term: 3/14/2019 to 7/1/2023
Ex Officios (Former Chairpersons)
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Teresa S. Lubbers

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Commissioner
Term: 1/5/2010
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Lyndon R. Carlson

Minnesota State Legislature
State Representative; DFL-Lead, Ways and Means Committee
Term: 5/5/2015
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Randolph M. Ferlic

Nebraska Governor's Designee
Term: 1/2/2019 to 1/1/2023; Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
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Tim Flakoll

North Dakota Governor's Designee
Term: 12/15/2017 to Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor