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Access Group, Inc. Welcomes Elise Miller as Vice President of Research Programs

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SOURCE Access Group, Inc.

WEST CHESTER, Pa., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Access Group, Inc. is pleased to announce, the appointment of Elise Miller as its Vice President of Research Programs.

As the inaugural leader of the newly formed Research division, Elise will spearhead the development and implementation of the company's research programs, including in-house initiatives and the funding, oversight and evaluation of third-party grants and programs in support of access, with an emphasis on enhancing diversity, affordability and the value of legal education.  In addition, Elise is charged with creating a data repository that can support Access Group's research objectives specifically and those of legal education more generally.  Elise and the research division will be based in the Access Group Washington, DC office.  

Elise, an experienced research and policy professional, brings substantial depth and knowledge of the higher education research space to Access Group, having previously worked in the government, association and foundation arenas.  For the past two years, Elise has served as a Senior Program Officer, Postsecondary Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Her prior experience includes service as Program Director, Postsecondary Institutional Studies Program at the National Center for Education Statistics and Director for Research and Policy Analysis at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.  Elise earned a B.A. at Catholic University of America, a M.S. at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently completing coursework toward a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. 

"I am thrilled to have a person of Elise's talent and ability joining the Access Group team," commented Christopher P. Chapman, Access Group President and Chief Executive Officer.  "Her experience and commitment to this area are fully aligned with the Access Group mission and I could not be happier to have Elise lead this critical aspect of our continued mission to serve our member institutions and their students." 

"Joining Access Group in this role is very exciting for me and I am looking very forward to developing the research and analysis division for this important area of higher education," said Elise Miller. "The company is moving in all the right directions and I am pleased to be invited to be a part." 

Elise's appointment is effective June 23, 2014 at which point she may be contacted at emiller@accessgroup.org.

About Access Group
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in West Chester, PA, with a satellite office in Washington, DC, Access Group is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of 192 ABA-approved nonprofit and state-affiliated law schools. Access Group works to further access, affordability and the value of legal education through research, policy advocacy, direct member and student educational services and student financing options.

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