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ACKNOWLEDGMENTSNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON AFFORDABILITY
DAVID W. BRENEMAN
LAWRENCE E. GLADIEUX
DONALD E. HELLER
DENNIS P. JONES
THOMAS J. KANE
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education would like to thank the members of the National Advisory Committee on Affordability for their time, encouragement, and thoughtful advice during the past year. In addition, the National Center is indebted to Peter Ewell, at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, and Richard Wagner, former executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, for reviewing and offering helpful comments on several drafts of Losing Ground. Also, Frank Bowen, consultant to the National Center, reviewed and edited several drafts of this report.
The National Center owes special thanks to Marcus Gaspard, executive director of the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, for the annual survey, Tuition and Fee Rates 2001-02, and for accelerating the schedule for conducting the survey and making the data available to us prior to publication of Losing Ground. Also, we extend our appreciation to Higher Education Coordinating Board staff members Brule Hembree, John Fricke, and Kathy Raudenbush for their assistance on this project.
The National Center is grateful to Dianne Danov at the University of Minnesota and Sandra Loerts from Minnesota State University, for their assistance in reviewing and commenting on draft summaries of financial aid packages for the student profiles.
William Tyson of Morrison and Tyson Communications advised and assisted the National Center on the communications of Losing Ground.
The following individuals provided technical and data assistance for this project: John G. Clark, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems; Yupin Bae, Pinkerton Computer Consultants; Samuel Barbett, U.S. Department of Education; Barry Goldstein, U.S. Department of Education; Daniel Madzelan, U.S. Department of Education; Maria Rojtman, U.S. Department of Education; and Patricia Hofmeister, Mae Kaven, Todd Sallo, and Abigail Stryker, editorial consultants.
At the National Center, William Doyle was the senior analyst and project manager. Mikyung Ryu made substantial contributions to the analysis, and Blake Naughton developed the analysis for the student profiles and contributed research support. Heather Jack was responsible for communications, and Sue Murphy provided communications support for the release of Losing Ground. Jill De Maria oversaw the editorial, production, and quality control processes. Shawn Whiteman, Gail Moore, and Noreen Savelle were responsible for the dissemination of Losing Ground and communications with the Board of Directors.
Thad Nodine served as managing editor for Losing Ground, Dennis Caldwell designed the report, and Mott Jordan produced it.
The National Center is grateful to these individuals and organizations for their advice and assistance. The responsibility for creating, developing, and producing Losing Ground, however, rests entirely with the National Center.
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