WCET's 28th Annual Meeting

SARA Director
John Lopez joined the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in July 2014 and serves as the director of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA). In this position, he oversees state membership and institutional participation in SARA for the Western region's 16 member states and territories. Lopez’s previous positions include vice president of government affairs for Apollo Education Group, vice president of planning and research for a higher education management consulting company, institutional research analyst at the University of Arizona and legislative aide for a state senator in the Nebraska Legislature. He earned his PhD in higher education, specializing in management and policy, from the University of Arizona. His hobbies include golf, traveling, and philanthropic work in his native country of Belize.