Kirk Shook Headshot

Kirk Shook

Executive Director

Kirk Shook was appointed as Executive Director to the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission by Governor Brian Kemp on February 1, 2019. He currently serves on the Regional Steering Committee of the Southern Regional Education Board and the Experiential Professional Development Advisory Committee at the University of Georgia. Before his time at NPEC, Kirk worked in K-12 education as a high school teacher for twelve years. He was appointed by the State Board of Education to serve on various committees at the Georgia Department of Education in 2014 and 2015. Governor Nathan Deal appointed him to serve on the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee in 2016.

Compliance Staff

Title Name
Deputy Director/GA-SARA Coordinator Adam Hawk
Division Director Magda Rivers
Program Manager/Compliance Pat Neri
Program Manager/Initial Authorization Michael Kaiser
Senior Regulatory Specialist/Financial Assessment Coordinator James Cheek
Regulatory Specialist Hannah Meeks
Regulatory Specialist  Sara Catherine Rogers
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Annelise Cantrell
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Ally Konishi
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Margaret Gottlieb
Regulatory Specialist (Contractor) Lily Grant
External Auditor (Contractor) Phil Embry

Administrative Staff

Title Name
Office Manager

Shirlene Mitchell

File Clerk (Contractor) Caroline Fairhurst