Sara Appel serves as the Associate Director, Policy and Research Initiatives, in this role she manages the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit and the Midwest Student Exchange Program. She has been working with student servicemembers in higher education for over 20 years and has experience in grant writing and program management. Prior to her working for the Compact, Sara was the academic programs manager at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. She has an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in History with an emphasis on Research. Both degrees are from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Sara began working for the Compact in January 2016.