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National Student Clearinghouse Names Larry Hatch, Vice President of Industry and Workforce Services

HERNDON, VA, May 16, 2016 – The National Student Clearinghouse announced today Larry Hatch as their Vice President of Industry and Workforce Services. He is responsible for managing and developing the Clearinghouse’s growing academic credential verification services in furtherance of its mission to continually deliver exceptional value to the education community.

Mr. Hatch is also responsible for driving new business opportunities and cultivating data collaborations that extend the Clearinghouse’s linkages to workforce and economic-related outcomes, which will benefit learners, institutions, states, and the workforce. In addition, he oversees the Clearinghouse’s piloting efforts to expand its international academic authentication and verification services and its domestic digital credential services, which will benefit college students and alumni, schools, and commercial clients.

“Larry brings nearly 30 years of general management and business development experience in nonprofits, marketing services, e-commerce, technology, financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing,” said Rick Torres, President and CEO of the Clearinghouse. “I have known Larry for close to 18 years, having first worked with him at Capital One. His experience and talent in data analytics and creating new opportunities for nonprofits and public and private businesses will bring a new perspective and trajectory to the Clearinghouse’s goals and strategies to create collaborations benefiting our education, industry, and workforce communities.”

Prior to the Clearinghouse, Mr. Hatch was executive vice president of business development for MQ&C Digital, a digital marketing firm that delivers breakthrough business performance through optimized marketing campaigns and data analytics. He has led major change initiatives for more than two decades benefiting nonprofits, universities, and businesses, including at George Mason University; University California, Davis; Ronald McDonald House; multiple equity-backed startups and large public companies, including Frito-Lay and Capital One.

Larry holds a Bachelor’s of Science in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

About the National Student Clearinghouse®

The National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit formed in 1993, is the trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, handling more than 1.4 billion education record transactions annually.

The Clearinghouse serves as a single point of contact for the collection and timely exchange of accurate and comprehensive enrollment, degree, and certificate records on behalf of its more than 3,600 participating higher education institutions, which represent 98 percent of all students in public and private U.S. institutions. The Clearinghouse also provides thousands of high schools and districts with continuing collegiate enrollment, progression, and completion statistics on their alumni.

Through its verification, electronic exchange, and reporting services, the Clearinghouse saves the education community cumulatively over $750 million annually. Most Clearinghouse services are provided to colleges and universities at little or no charge, including enhanced transcript and research services, enabling institutions to redistribute limited staff and budget resources to more important student service efforts. Clearinghouse services are designed to facilitate an institution’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws. The Clearinghouse has signed the Student Privacy Pledge and is the first recipient of ikeepsafe.org’s FERPA compliance badge, which was awarded to its StudentTracker for High Schools service.

For more information, visit www.studentclearinghouse.org.

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