Patrick M. Callan is president of the Higher Education Policy Institute, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1991. The institute has sponsored the California Higher Education Policy Center and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. Prior to serving as president of the California and National Policy centers, Callan was executive director of state higher education boards and commissions in Montana, Washington and California, vice president of the Education Commission of the States, and staff director of the California Legislature’s joint committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education. Since 2011, Callan has served as senior fellow at the Committee for Economic Development; visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; and senior fellow at New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy. He serves on national and regional boards and commissions on higher education. In 2012 Callan co-authored “Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization,” which was published by Harvard Education Press.