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Please note that the Administrative Rules have been updated, effective December 19, 2017. Please familiarize yourself with this update, as well as the changes in the fee schedule.

General Information

The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for approval and review. The approval process includes reviewing and analyzing proposals from institutions of higher education who are seeking the statutorily-required approval for operating and degree granting authority from the IBHE. The Division is also responsible for reviewing existing authorizations and degree programs previously approved by the IBHE.

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Academic Affairs Staff

  • Stephanie Bernoteit
    Deputy Director
  • Degree-Granting Colleges and Universities Unit
  • Gretchen Lohman
    Senior Associate Director
  • Malinda Aiello
    Assistant Director
  • Nkechi Onwuameze
    Assistant Director
  • Position Vacant
    Support Staff
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