Interstate Passport Review Board

The Passport Review Board is the policy-making body of the Interstate Passport program.

The Board consists of one member from each participating state as well as transfer, learning outcomes and assessment experts. The Passport Review Board (PRB) meets in person once annually and electronically as necessary to review results as well as to discuss any issues brought forward by a state or institution. The PRB will be able to require a Network member institution to make changes, if needed, or to give up its Passport status if its students are not being well served.

Members include the Passport State Facilitators, who represent their constituents on the Board and serve unlimited terms. Other individuals, selected to serve at-large for a two-year term, have special expertise relevant to Interstate Passport issues and operations.

Systematic Checks and Balances via Board, Facilitators, Staff

On a quarterly, annual and ongoing basis, the Board:

  • Develops and approves the bylaws for the Interstate Passport Network
  • Approves business and sustainability plans for the Passport
  • Establishes policies and procedures for participation in the Passport as outlined in the bylaws
  • Approves new institutions and states for participation
  • Reviews academic progress data from participating institutions
  • Recommends appropriate actions
  • Publishes an annual report on the status of the Interstate Passport program
  • Recommends new directions for research and operations

Passport State Facilitators are the point of contact for all faculty and stakeholders in each Interstate Passport state. They communicate with faculty about the Passport Learning Outcomes and Proficiency Criteria and oversee requests for feedback from institutions and other stakeholders. They provide valuable analysis and opinion and work closely with staff to ensure smooth implementation of the program.

The project staff has overall responsibility for the program. They communicate with and oversee all other committees, teams, consultants and others involved with Interstate Passport.

State Facilitators
Ann Clemmer
Ann Clemmer

Seniore Associate Director, Academic Affairs

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Thomas Krabacher
Thomas Krabacher

Professor of Geography

California State University, Sacramento

Richard Dubanoski
Richard Dubanoski

Dean Emeritus

College of Social Sciences

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Thomas B. Steen
Thomas B. Steen

Professor Emeritus

University of North Dakota

Sean Pollack
Sean Pollack

Academic and Student Affairs Policy Specialist

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Paul Turman
Paul Turman

System Vice President for Academic Affairs

South Dakota Board of Regents

Phyllis Safman
Phyllis Safman

Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs

Utah State Board of Regents

Kari Brown-Herbst
Kari Brown-Herbst

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Laramie County Community College

At-Large Members
Susan Neel
Susan Neel

Faculty Expert

Associate Professor of History

Utah State University

Michel Hillman
Michel Hillman

State Policy/Transfer Expert

Consultant/CAO

Metropolitan Community College Kansas City

Peter Quigley
Peter Quigley

Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders Representative

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

University of Hawaii System