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National Student Clearinghouse Names Jonell Sanchez as Vice President of Education Services

Mar 17, 2016 | Announcements, Media Center, Press Releases

Jonell SanchezHERNDON, VA, March 17, 2016 — The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Jonell Sanchez as Vice President of Education Services, a newly created position reporting to the Clearinghouse’s Chief Operating Officer Tracie MacMahon. His appointment is effective March 21.

Mr. Sanchez will provide oversight, direction, and leadership in the following four administrative areas: Higher Education and K-12 Development and Client Management; Client Services; Transcript Services SIS Strategy and Integration; and StudentTracker® Research Services. While establishing the creative strategy for Education Services, he will advance the strong reputation of the Clearinghouse and work in close partnership with the education community, industry, and other third parties throughout the United States and the globe to anticipate and implement new services to benefit the K-20 community.

He formerly served as the Vice President, Global Education, Employability and Career Services at Pearson-Global and prior to this role, Sanchez was at the College Board as Senior Director of Academic Initiatives and Program Development. In both organizations, he was responsible for company-wide programs and institutional transformations affecting higher education and other institutions across the world. He also has held leadership positions at large and small higher education institutions.

“Jonell is a dynamic and creative leader who has a strong background in creating and implementing K-20 education services, excellent customer service, marketing, and product development while balancing stakeholder needs and resources,” said Tracie MacMahon, Chief Operating Officer of the Clearinghouse. “I am excited about the vision, energy, and opportunities Jonell will bring to our public and private education institutions and his senior-level insights into the cultures, strategy, and business practices for smart growth, student success, and academic excellence across the educational boundaries.”

“Because of my more than 20 years of experience in education and technology in K-12 and higher education across 100 countries, I am very excited about the opportunity to work closely with the Clearinghouse’s executives, staff and external clients to significantly grow the Clearinghouse’s mission,” said Sanchez. “I am committed to creating a high-performing leadership and management team in the newly-constructed Education Services division while enhancing relationships with the K-12 and higher education community, state and national organizations, and critical stakeholders. During my first week on the job while at the AACRAO Annual Meeting in Phoenix, I look forward to speaking with many of our higher education constituents from throughout the nation and the world.”

Sanchez holds a master’s in international education from New York University; a bachelor’s in political science and history from Rutgers University; and a Certificate in Public Policy from the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics. In addition, he serves on numerous boards and professional organizations to advance U.S. and global education.

About the National Student Clearinghouse®

The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 1.2 billion education record transactions annually.

The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $750 million annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws. The Clearinghouse has signed the Student Privacy Pledge and is the first recipient of’s FERPA compliance badge, which was awarded to its StudentTracker for High Schools service.

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