SALLY M. JOHNSTONE, PH.D. - PRESIDENT
Sally M. Johnstone is the president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS),
an organization known nationally and internationally for turning data into knowledge to support strategic decision-making
at institutions and agencies of higher education. Prior to joining NCHEMS, she served as a vice president at
Western Governors University where she led projects guiding community colleges in the development of competency-based
education. Dr. Johnstone has also served as a provost at a public, comprehensive university, in an executive role the
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), and as a faculty member. She serves on the U.S. UNESCO Commission,
and on the editorial boards for Change magazine (USA) and the Journal of Open Learning (UK). She has given scores of talks and
authored dozens of articles, books, and reports on issues of integrating information and communication technology into academics.
She is currently serving as the founding editor of the Journal of Competency-Based Education and leads the new Foundation for Student Success.