Jennifer Frank serves as Executive Vice President of the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA). MICUA provides public policy leadership in support of its 15 member institutions, fosters cooperative efforts among member institutions and Maryland's public colleges and universities, and serves as a liaison between independent higher education and the state and federal government. Prior to joining MICUA, she served as Assistant Secretary for Higher Education at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)—Maryland's postsecondary coordinating board—where she had oversight for the divisions of Academic Affairs, Research/Policy Analysis, and Information Technology. Her past positions include Director of Institutional Research at Loyola University Maryland, Assistant to the Provost at Washington College, Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School at University of Maryland University College, and P-20 Project Director at the University System of Maryland. She has served as a project manager and project evaluator for grants funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Lumina Foundation for Education, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also taught graduate-level courses for Goucher College, Clemson University, and Penn State World Campus. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Leadership Studies and German from the University of Richmond; an M.A. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park; and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.