Anna Galas is the director of academic leadership initiatives for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). In that role she oversees the WICHE Online Course Exchange program and 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, Galas manages the Interstate Passport®, a program designed to facilitate nationwide block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes for institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Galas holds a M.S. in exercise and movement science from the University of Oregon and an B.S. from the University of California, Davis in physical education.