MHEC Executive Committee

Executive Officers:

Chair: Devinder Malhotra (MN), Vice Chair: Barbara Ballard (KS); and Treasurer: Larry Tidemann (SD); Past Chair: David Eisler, (MI)

IL-Commissioner Katie Stuart

Katie Stuart

Illinois General Assembly
State Representative; Member, Higher Education Committee
Term: 5/4/2021 to 1/2/2023
IN Commissioner - Jon Ford

Jon Ford

Indiana General Assembly
State Senator; Member, Appropriations Committee
Term: 6/14/2021 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
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Olivia M.A. Madison

Iowa Governor's Designee
Term: 6/29/2021 to 4/30/2023, Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
IA Commissioner - Sharon S. Steckman

Sharon S. Steckman

Iowa Legislature
State Representative; Ranking Member, Education Committee
Term: 4/29/2021 to 1/8/2023
KS Commissioner - Barbara W. Ballard

Barbara W. Ballard

Kansas Legislature
State Representative
Term: 8/5/2021 to 7/1/2023
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Blake Flanders

Kansas Board of Regents
President and CEO
Term: 9/15/2022 to 6/30/2026
MI Commissioner - David Eisler

David L. Eisler

Ferris State University
Former President; Professor, Community College Leadership Studies
Term: 3/26/2021 to 3/18/2025
MI-Commissioner Brandy Johnson

Brandy M. Johnson

Michigan Community College Association
President
Term: 4/16/2019, Serves at the Pleasure of the Governor
MN-Commissioner Connie Bernardy

Connie Bernardy

Minnesota Legislature
State Representative; Chair, Higher Education Finance and Policy Division
Term: 1/2/2021 to 1/1/2023
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Devinder Malhotra

Minnesota State
Chancellor
Term: 3/3/2021 to 1/6/2025
MO-Commissioner Kayla Hahn

Kayla Hahn

Missouri Governor Michael Parson
Policy Director
2/6/2019 to Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
NE Commissioner - John Cavanaugh

John Cavanaugh

Nebraska Legislature
State Senator
Term: 1/22/2021 to 1/1/2023
NE Commissioner - Deborah A. Frison

Deborah A. Frison

Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
Commission Member
Term: 1/2/2019 to 1/1/2023
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Mark Hagerott

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

Brandy Pyle

North Dakota Legislative Assembly
State Representative; Member, Higher Education Committee
Term: 8/1/2021 to 7/31/2023
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Gary Cates

Ohio Department of Higher Education
Senior Vice Chancellor
Term: 1/9/2019 to 1/8/2023
OH-Commissioner Jerry Cirino

Jerry Cirino

Ohio Legislature
State Senator; Vice Chair, Senate Workforce & Higher Education Committee
Term: 2/10/2021 to 12/31/2022
SD Commissioner - Michael Cartney

Michael Cartney

Lake Area Technical College
President
Term: 1/3/2021 to 12/31/2024
SD Commissioner - Larry J. Tidemann

Larry J. Tidemann

South Dakota Governor's Designee, State Representative
1/11/2019, Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor
WI-Commissioner Connie Hutchison

Connie Hutchison

State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Executive Secretary
Term: 7/13/2021 to 7/1/2023
WI Commissioner - David Murphy

David Murphy

Wisconsin State Legislature
State Representative; Chair, Committee on Colleges and Universities
Term: 3/29/2021 to 6/30/2023
Ex Officios (Former Chairpersons)
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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: 12/15/2016 to Serves At the Pleasure of the Governor