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Cameron C. Staples, an attorney and former Connecticut State Representative, has been President/Chief Executive Officer at NEASC since 2011. Mr. Staples has a breadth of educational and legislative experience

As a State Representative for the 96th Assembly District of Connecticut, which includes New Haven and Hamden, Staples served as House Chairman of both the Education Committee and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. In 2010, he was appointed by the US Senate, and later elected Chair, to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), a committee that advises the Secretary of Education on higher education accreditation and other policy matters.

Staples’ previous appointive offices included Commissioner of the Education Commission of the States, Co-Chairman of the Connecticut International Education Advisory Committee, Vice-Chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education, and member of the Budget and Review Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Staples is familiar with regional accreditation having been a member of NEASC’s Commission on International Education (CIE)* from 2000 to 2010. He has participated on international accreditation team visits to China, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Thailand and Germany.

*formerly called the Commission on American and International Schools Abroad (CAISA)


Board of Trustees

Upcoming meetings:
September 13-14, 2018
December 12-14, 2018 (Annual Meeting and Conference)


For more information on the events listed above, please contact Kathy Willis at 781-425-7706 or kwillis@neasc.org.



Paul M. Fochtman, Chair
Head of School
Frankfurt International School
Oberusel, Germany

James J. Brosnan, Immediate Past Chair
McCann Technical School
North Adams, MA

Celeste Bowler, Secretary
Assistant Superintendent
East Providence Public Schools
East Providence, RI

Gregory B. Myers, Treasurer
Millbury Public Schools
Millbury, MA

Commission Chairs (K-12)

Independent Schools - CIS
John King

Retired Headmaster (Hebron Academy)
Brunswick, ME

International Education - CIE
Christine L. McGrath

Director of Operations
Massachusetts Assn. of School Superintendents
Gloucester, MA

Public Schools - CPS
Nikitoula Menounos

Norwich Technical School
Norwich, CT

Members-at-Large (K-12)

Independent Schools - CIS
Thomas Lovett

St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury, VT

International Education - CIE
Elizabeth W. Huergo

General Director
American Institute of Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Public Schools - CPS
Robert N. Baldwin

Fairhaven Public Schools
Fairhaven, MA

Public Schools - CPS
Sharon Cournoyer

Assistant Superintendent
Windsor Locks Public Schools
Windsor Locks, CT

Public Members

James W. Abrams
Judge, Connecticut Superior Court
Meriden, CT

Theodore N. Scontras
Saco, ME

Paul Daigle
North Falmouth, MA

Emma Wood Rous

Durham, NH 

Kristen Adamo

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau
Providence, RI

Holly Morehouse

Executive Director
Vermont Afterschool, Inc.
Colchester, VT

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