NC-SARA Leadership

NC-SARA's President and CEO

NC-SARA is led by Dr. Lori Williams, who has served as president and CEO since 2019, and a team of highly qualified staff with deep knowledge in a wide range of distance education and related policy issues.


NC-SARA employs a professional staff to enact the work of the organization. The NC-SARA staff provides expertise in policy, distance education, research, data analysis, educational programming, communications, technology, and operations. Learn more about NC-SARA’s staff.

NC-SARA's Board of Directors

NC-SARA is guided by a Board of Directors composed of experts in higher education, state leadership, advocacy, and distance education. As is the case with many nonprofit boards, the Board of Directors approves policy changes and is focused on supporting the nonprofit’s work to improve students’ access to quality postsecondary distance education opportunities. Learn more about NC-SARA’s Board of Directors.