Brian Prescott is currently vice president at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS); he will become president in January 2023. At NCHEMS, he leads and supports projects on behalf of states, state higher education agencies, and systems related to strategic planning, finance and affordability, governance and organization, and student success and workforce outcomes. The organization’s recent projects include supporting statewide legislatively created strategic planning commissions in Vermont and Utah, a strategic system review of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in 2017, and reviews of state funding policies in use in Virginia and in Florida. Prior to coming to NCHEMS in 2016, Prescott led the policy analysis and research unit at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. He currently serves as a member of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Board of Directors. He holds a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Virginia.