Jane Wellman is an independent consultant specializing in public policy and postsecondary education in the United States. She is an expert in state and federal policy for higher education, with particular expertise in changing finances, cost analysis and cost management, institutional governance and change management. She currently serves as Executive Director of the National Commission on Postsecondary Board Governance for the Association of Governing Boards, and also consults with the National Association of System Heads and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. She is a public member of the WASC senior college regional accrediting commission, and a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s executive doctoral program. She has previously served as the Executive Director of the National Association of System Heads, the founding director of the Delta Cost Project, the Vice President for Public Policy for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Deputy Director of the California Postsecondary Education Commission, and Chief of Staff to the California Ways and Means Committee. She started her career at the University of California Office of the President, and received BA and MA degrees from UC Berkeley.