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August 30, 2023

Eidson leads NHEBI, a nonprofit service and research institute sponsored and supported by Johnson County Community College.

Jacquelyn Eidson, Ph.D., director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Regional Advisory Committee: Central by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona, Ed.D.

As a member of the Regional Advisory Committee: Central, Eidson will provide advice and recommendations regarding the educational needs of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The committee will seek data and input on how to best address the need for technical assistance activities outlined in Section 203 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act.

Eidson’s term of service began Aug. 18, 2023, and will span six months after the RAC first convenes. The RAC: Central will meet Sept. 6, 2023, and Sept. 19, 2023, and initial reports will be submitted to Secretary Cardona in October. The public is invited to attend the virtual RAC meetings, participate in regional needs-sensing activities, and submit written comments to the committee.

Her position with NHEBI makes Eidson an ideal contributor to this work. NHEBI is a nonprofit service and research institute that uses data from more than 1,600 colleges and universities to support institutional decision-making, strategic planning and performance assessment through meaningful benchmarks. The Institute was established in 2004 and is sponsored and supported by Johnson County Community College.

Eidson joined the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute in December 2021. She continues NHEBI’s commitment to serve, support and guide community colleges to improve performance through success benchmarks based on data from peer institutions.

In addition to Eidson’s responsibilities with the Institute, she is a part-time faculty member of the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies. She was awarded a three-year tenure on the Fulbright Specialist roster by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning. She serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and sits on the Governance Committee for the American Association of University Women. In 2021, she was appointed to the Ethics, Human Relations & Citizen Complaints Commission for Jackson County, Missouri, where she is one of six commissioners serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Eidson holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Organizational Psychology. 

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