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Voices of Support

The following believe that tackling America’s education challenges requires clear, consistent data improved through the use of common data standards. We support the efforts of the CEDS Initiative to provide an opportunity for all education stakeholders to work together toward this goal.


Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley (C. Judson King, Director)
Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan (Stephen L. DesJardins, Professor and Director)
Complete College America (CCA)
Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI) ILR School, Cornell University (Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Director)
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University (Linda Serra Hagedorn, Professor)
Idaho’s State Board of Education’s Data Management Council
The Institute for College Access & Success
Institute for Higher Education, University of Georgia (James C. Hearn, Professor and Associate Director)
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC)
Missouri Department of Higher Education
National Student Clearinghouse (NSC)
Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
New Mexico Higher Education Department
University of Wisconsin System
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics
SIF Association
South Dakota Board of Regents
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
University of Wisconsin System
USA Funds
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Wyoming Community College Commission


Patrick Alles, Director of Research and Technology, Independent Colleges of Indiana
Victor M. H. Borden, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
Julia W. Carpenter-Hubin, Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning, The Ohio State University
Rainbow Di Benedetto, Sr. IT Manager, Information Quest, The University of Texas at Austin
Christina Drum, Information Architect and Manager, Metadata; Institutional Analysis and Planning; University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Sharon Enright, Ph.D.; Associate Director, CTE Performance and Accountability; Ohio Department of Education
Dennis Fiscus, Program of Study State Director; Arizona Department of Education
Dr. Archie George, Director; Institutional Research and Assessment; University of Idaho
Alisha Hyslop, Assistant Director of Public Policy, Association for Career and Technical Education
Soon O. Merz, Vice President, Effectiveness and Accountability, Austin Community College
Richard A. Miller, Executive Director Institutional Research Planning and Assessment, Fort Lewis College
Jay J. Pfeiffer, Senior Consultant, MPR Associates, Inc.
James O. Rose, Executive Director; Wyoming Community College Commission
Jim Schoelkopf, Senior Research Associate, MPR Associates, Inc.

If you would like to add your name or your organization's name to the list of CEDS supporters, please email us at A supportive message sent to this email address will be sufficient for us to include your name on the growing list of supporters. We thank you for your participation in the CEDS initiative and encourage you to include these standards wherever possible in your data initiatives.

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