Jennifer Butlin, EdD has served as executive directorof the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education—the premier accrediting agency for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs and entry-to-practice nurse residency programs—since 1998. She has worked in health professions specialized accreditation for more than 25 years. Dr. Butlin has been elected or appointed to serve on numerous committees and task forces focusing on accreditation and quality in higher education. She has represented specialized accreditors in the orientation of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, and has chaired the External Recognition Issues Committee of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors. She served on The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s ad hoc planning committee for The Role of Accreditation in Enhancing Quality and Innovation in Health Professions Education Workshop. Dr. Butlin has presented at numerous national and international conferences about issues and trends in higher education and best practices in accreditation. Her doctorate is in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Outside of her “day job,” Dr. Butlin has served on the Board of Directors of Reston Children’s Center, a nationally recognized cooperative caring center serving children in Northern Virginia; and as President of the Langston Hughes Middle School Band Parents Association. She is a Patroness of the National Charity League, Inc., Cherry Blossom Chapter, and, this year, is the NLC Liaison for Northern Virginia Family Services. For each of the past two years, Dr. Butlin has received the U.S. President’s Volunteer Service Award.