Jenny Parks is vice president of policy and research at the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). She leads the exploration, development, and implementation of projects that help Midwestern postsecondary institutions improve the way they serve students. Jenny has worked at all levels of education and in multiple sectors of higher education having worked with state and federal compliance, institutional research, and policy advocacy. She earned her master's degree in Educational Policy and Research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she is pursuing her doctorate in Higher Education from Northeastern University in Boston. Jenny joined the Compact in September 2013.