THE NEED

EduCred Services uses a mentorship approach to develop lasting client relationships and offer external perspective. Oftentimes, clients are involved in daily operations that limit the opportunity to evaluate internal processes and procedures. Mentors at EduCred Services offer support and insight as organizations seek to enhance policies, to ensure procedural effectiveness, and to develop a framework for ongoing sustainability. This collaboration provides a depth of perspective and a wealth of tools for ongoing assessment and improvement.  

From this passion and perspective, EduCred Services was born.


THE WHY

~Susan Chiaramonte~

In 2001, after unintentionally entering the field, Susan developed a passion for education. Not in teaching, but behind the scenes in the over-regulated, often misinterpreted, necessary part of education. In following a non-traditional pathway both personally and professionally, Susan experienced the importance of educational options for students of all ages and in all phases of life. It is with passion and desire to see quality institutions succeed and provide ongoing educational options that Susan approaches the unique services EduCred offers. Susan brings eighteen years of higher education administration, accreditation, and compliance knowledge. After earning her law degree, overseeing institutional operations as Vice President of Academic Affairs, and serving as an accreditation evaluator for colleges, universities, and training organizations, Susan observed the struggles institutions face on a daily basis as a result of constant regulatory changes. She founded EduCred Services to focus these insights and collaborate with higher education organizations who seek to remove obstacles and improve access to academic opportunities. Although regulatory requirements will never go away, through student-focused strategies the national conversation can focus on eliminating barriers and supporting students' dreams. Susan earned an Executive Juris Doctor from Concord Law School, Master of Jurisprudence from Harrison Middleton University, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the College of Humanities and Sciences, and an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Mesa Community College.