MHEC research is meant to inform institutional and state efforts in improving postsecondary policies, practices, and outcomes. Through its efforts MHEC seeks to provide policy guidance, showcase best practices, and convene thought leaders on important higher education issues facing MHEC member states and the region. To help its efforts, MHEC has established a higher education research review panel for state policy and performance evaluation to help guide it in its policy research work.

MHEC produces timely briefs, reports, and technical papers that assist in the evaluation of postsecondary performance, the analysis of state policies, and the identification of effective institutional practices. The intended audience for MHEC’s research includes commissioners, state legislators and agency staff, institutional and system leaders, and the broader community of higher education researchers.

Review Panel for State Policy and Performance Evaluation
Julie Bartling South Dakota Legislature South Dakota
Sue Buth University of Wisconsin System Wisconsin
Jill Dannemiller Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio
Gary Evenson Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) Wisconsin
Cynthia Farrier Kansas Board of Regents Kansas
Jill Heese Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education Nebraska
Jeremy Kintzel Missouri Department of Higher Education Missouri
Eric Lichtenberger Illinois Board of Higher Education Illinois
Robert Murphy Michigan Association of State Universities Michigan
Jason Pontius Board of Regents, State of Iowa Iowa
Thomas Sanford Minnesota Office of Higher Education Minnesota
Sean Tierney Indiana Commission for Higher Education Indiana
Jennifer Weber North Dakota University System North Dakota
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Aaron Horn

Vice President of Policy Research