Sandra Featherman is President Emeritus of the University of New England. She was the president from 1995 through July 2006. Dr. Featherman has vast experience in higher education standards and accreditation. She has worked at both public and private institutions, and has served with Research 1, master’s Plus, and Community Colleges, as a faculty member, administrator or trustee. She was chair of the Board of 2 community colleges (in Pennsylvania and Minnesota), and is a board member of a new University of Florida system institution, Florida Polytechnic University. She has been the elected Faculty Senate President and the Assistant to the President of Temple University, and was the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota/Duluth. Her many awards include Champion of Economic Development, Maine Development Foundation; Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Governor of Pennsylvania; Woman of Distinction, International Women's Forum; Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Maine; City of Philadelphia Community Service Award; Brooks Graves Award, Pennsylvania Political Science Association; and Administrator of the Year, Minnesota Women in Higher Education. She has served on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Higher Education, and is the vice-chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. She chaired the Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Community College Trustees, and was a commissioner on the American Council on Education Commission on Women in Higher Education and the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity in Higher Education. Her leadership activities include those of president of the Maine Independent Colleges Association, and the Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities. She also has served on the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Committee on Public Policy.