WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
Profile of a State Authorization Professional

Speaker: , Manager of State Authorization, Western Governors University
Moderator: , Director of Regulatory Compliance, Pearson

Hiring a new employee at your institution can be a $1 million-dollar investment, so how do you know you’re hiring the right person? What qualifications are needed for the employee to succeed in their new role? Searching for a state authorization professional requires specific skill-sets, and Tyson Heath will present on this topic, highlighting research he conducted to verify the requirements needed to successfully serve in this role. Once hired, it’s critical the state authorization professional has leadership support at the institutional level, and Leslie Weibush will discuss developing and implementing the Out-of-State Educational Activities Policy at The Ohio State University. Being new in her role, the policy helped define stakeholders roles and responsibilities around state authorization, ensuring the university was in good standing with all U.S. states, territories, and professional licensing boards.