Powers Higher Education Specialist Sharon Bob presented at four higher education conferences this spring, including a keynote speaker session at the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools Annual Conference in April.

Sharon’s keynote speech provided an overview of the legislative activities in the 115th Session of Congress and Department of Education activities during the Trump Administration’s first year that impact institutions of higher education. She also gave some insights into the likelihood of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Earlier in April, Sharon presented at the Physician Assistant Education Association Leadership Summit, a two-day conference aimed at teaching volunteer leaders stronger management skills. She provided an overview of the legislative activities regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act with a focus on changes that may be made to the role of accreditation.

Sharon also presented at the 15th Annual National Conference on Allied Health Education in March. The session featured up-to-the-minute roundtable discussions concerning the key regulatory issues facing postsecondary education today.

Additionally, Sharon has presented at the six Regional Private Career Colleges and Schools Conferences across the country. Her presentation, titled “Washington Potpourri: A Whirlwind Tour of Legislation and Department of Education Activities” focuses on the current administration’s plans for education reform and regulation rollbacks.

Sharon Bob  

Dr. Sharon H. Bob is a higher education specialist at Powers. She understands how to navigate the complex and vastly regulated field of higher education and federal financial assistance.

Sharon works with public and private colleges and universities to help them prepare for Department of Education program reviews or accreditation visits, conduct training on the administration of financial aid programs, provide legislative and regulatory updates, and find ways to limit liabilities following a program review or audit.

For more information, Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Bob@powerslaw.com or 202-872-6772.