PESC Elects Parchment’s Mark Cohen to Board of Directors

PESC Elects Parchment’s Mark Cohen to Board of Directors


The P20W Electronic Standards Council (PESC) membership recently elected Parchment’s Mark Cohen as a member of its Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2014. Cohen, a Parchment Co-Founder, serves as the organization’s Chief Security and Privacy Officer and has been aligned with PESC in various capacities for more than 10 years.

Established in 1997 and located in Washington, D.C., PESC in a non-profit, community based, 501 (c)(3) umbrella association of data, software and service providers; local, state and federal government agencies; colleges and universities; college and university systems; professional, commercial and non-profit organizations; and national and international non-profit associations and foundations.

Through open and transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the education lifecycle.

Proactive and committed to data standards, Parchment believes strongly in the open exchange of data, allowing the community to work together to solve problems through consortium. Parchment is proud to work closely with PESC as they promote and facilitate the use of standards for data sharing within education. Today Parchment is the only organization to be recognized with the PESC Seal of Approval, recognizing Parchment’s implementation of PESC Approved Standards.

PESC also named Cohen as a Co-Chair to its Common Data Services (CDS) Task Force which is developing EDexchange as an open, data exchange network for the education community. During his tenure serving with PESC, Cohen has previously served on the High School Transcript Work Group and co-chaired the Education Record User Group (ERUG) focusing on the management and governance of admissions and registrar standards.

Congratulations to Mark on these appointments!

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