Patrick M. Callan is president of the Higher Education Policy Institute. He previously served as president of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, executive director of the California Higher Education Policy Center, the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, the Montana Commission on Postsecondary Education, and as vice president of the Education Commission of the States.
He has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley; senior fellow at the Steinhardt Institute for Educational Policy, New York University; and senior fellow at the Committee for Economical Development.
Callan is the author of articles, papers and reports on higher education policy, educational opportunity, public accountability, governance and financing of higher education, and state policy leadership. He has served on national boards and commissions that address these issues.
Callan is co-editor of Public and Private Financing of Higher Education: Shaping Public Policy for the Future (1997); The Learning Connection, New Partnerships between Schools and Colleges (2001); and co-author of Designing State Higher Education Systems for a New Century (2001), and Financing American Higher Education in the Age of Globalization (2012).