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National Student Clearinghouse Names V. Shelby Stanfield, Former Vice Provost and Registrar at The University of Texas at Austin, as Director of Service Innovation Networks

Jul 10, 2018 | Announcements, Media Center, Press Releases

HERNDON, VA (July 10, 2018) – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today that V. Shelby Stanfield, the former Vice Provost and Registrar at The University of Texas at Austin, has joined the organization as its Director of Service Innovation Networks, in the Education Outreach and Products Division. He recently retired after working 30 years at his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, in various roles.

With an extensive background in software development and design, Stanfield will work with the Clearinghouse’s executive leadership team and staff in supporting the evolution of current products and services. He will also help drive the scalability of new national initiatives to advance the Clearinghouse’s mission of access to its trusted services. In addition, Stanfield will represent the Clearinghouse at regional, national and international education and technology events.

“Throughout his career at The University of Texas at Austin, Shelby Stanfield has been both a local and national leader in developing secure and efficient electronic transfer of educational records, including reverse transfer initiatives and electronic data exchange, to improve higher education services and operations,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO of the Clearinghouse. “I’m grateful that he will be working daily with us to advance our vision to offer the most complete look at student success throughout the entire education-workforce continuum.”

Stanfield formerly served on the Clearinghouse’s Board of Directors, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Board of Directors, and as Chair of the Clearinghouse Advisory Committee, and is the former President of the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO). He currently is on the Foreign Credential Services of America Board of Directors.

“I’m excited about joining the National Student Clearinghouse to continue making a significant impact in education, beyond my wonderful career at UT-Austin, and at such a critical time for the benefit of students and society,” said V. Shelby Stanfield. “Because I’ve worked so closely with the Clearinghouse as a board member and advisor, it’s an honor to now help implement the vision of the Board, in concert with the executives and staff members who I have known for many years.”

Stanfield has a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film from The University of Texas at Austin.

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.

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 more than $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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