DETC 86th Annual Conference
April 15-17, 2012
The Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa * Maui, Hawaii
How to Forge Stronger Partnerships
with State Agencies
Monday, April 16th *
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. * Maile/Haku Rooms
Mr. John Ware, Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
Ms. Jacqueline Johnson, Kansas Board of Regents
Dr. William C. Crews, Georgia Nonpublic
Postsecondary Education Commission
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Mr. John Ware has served as the Executive Director of the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools since 1997, and is responsible for the oversight and regulation of Ohio's 250 career colleges and schools. John is also active on many state and national education organizations and currently serves as President of the National Association of State Administrators of Private Schools (NASASPS).
Prior to joining the Board of Career Colleges and Schools, John served as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General for education, representing numerous state education entities including the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education. John received his Bachelor of Arts form Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University. John and his wife, Amanda, live in Columbus with their two children.
Ms. Jacqueline Johnson has been the Director of Private Postsecondary and Out-of-State Education at the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) since 2007. She consults regularly with education executives and legislators to help create solutions to today’s education challenges. Johnson also serves as Vice-President for the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS) and has served on the Executive Board since 2009. Prior to these positions her primary career roles in the private/for profit education corporation sectors included: adjunct faculty, Academic Affairs Director, National Director of Education and Training, and International Senior Instructional Designer (for seventeen countries). Johnson also served on numerous boards and commissions.
Earlier in her career she was awarded Kansas Educator of the Year for People with Special Needs by the Kansas State Board of Education for her work statewide and at the Kansas School for the Deaf. The Governor of Kansas also presented Johnson with the Governor’s Arts Award for her work with the Arts Commission. Johnson received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in Education and Speech and Language Pathology, and her training in American Sign Language Interpreting at Gallaudet University Regional Center/JCCC. She received a Master of Science in Management from Baker University.
Dr. William (Bill) Crews serves as Executive Director of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) and is appointed by the Governor. NPEC, a state regulatory agency authorizes private, proprietary schools and colleges to operate in Georgia. Bill is a past President of the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS) and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Before coming to NPEC, Bill served in several administrative capacities within the University System of Georgia including CEO of the Decatur Campus of Georgia Perimeter College and Vice President for Student Services. Over the years he has also served as a high school teacher, coach, and counselor.
Dr. Crews earned his B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma and three graduate degrees including the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. Bill, a Vietnam veteran, is active in professional, church and community organizations and serves on numerous boards. He and his wife, Pam, live in the Atlanta area and have 6 children and 3 grandchildren.