Interstate Passport® Program Staff
The staff manages the program on behalf of the Passport Review Board and the members of the Interstate Passport Network, communicating with and overseeing all activities of the many committees, teams, consultants and others.
Patricia (Pat) Shea is the director of academic leadership initiatives for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), one of four regional compacts established by the U.S. Congress in the early 1950s. In that role she provides oversight for two membership organizations of chief academic leaders in the region--the Western Academic Leadership Forum and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders—and their related projects. Additionally, Shea manages the Interstate Passport, a program designed to facilitate nationwide block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes. Prior to this position, Shea held posts at WCET, the National School Boards Association, and the Alexandria Bar Association. She holds a M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from George Mason University.