NACES engages new Executive Director

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NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, PhD as its next Executive Director.

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Kathleen Herndon, PhD

The time is now to achieve a fair and level playing field in US education, employment, and immigration sectors for those who have earned their credentials outside the United States and NACES is paving the way.

NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Herndon, PhD as its next Executive Director. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Dr. Herndon earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) in Psychological Research and Program Evaluation from Walden University.

"Dr. Herndon is a seasoned Association Executive whose experience in the US Foreign Service and with statewide professional associations has uniquely prepared her for the challenges of the rapidly growing and changing field of credential evaluation," says Julia To Dutka, EdD, Chairperson of NACES. "She is well equipped to serve NACES membership across a broad spectrum of needs."

With an extensive background in psychological research and program evaluation, Dr. Herndon is committed to promoting NACES's standards of credential evaluation as the benchmark against which all other standards are compared. "The time is now to achieve a fair and level playing field in US education, employment, and immigration sectors for those who have earned their credentials outside the United States and NACES is paving the way,” says Kathleen Herndon.

Evaluation of academic credentials earned outside the United States requires intense familiarity with education systems in source countries and a deep understanding of education systems in the United States. Diligent analysis by experienced credential evaluators is fundamental to the principles of fairness. NACES members are proud to uphold the highest standards as they offer fair and reliable evaluations to university and college admissions colleagues, HR officers, and US immigration services.

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NACES® is an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States. NACES® is committed to formulating and maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards in the field of educational credential evaluation. NACES® member organizations demonstrate a high level of expertise in the evaluation of credentials earned outside the United States.

Press inquiries please contact NACES at (703) 483-1919 or executivedirector(at)naces(dot)org.

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