G.L. c. 112, § 263 creates a 12-member advisory council to advise DPL on matters relating to the oversight of private occupational schools. The current members of the Advisory Council are:
John C. Chapman, Undersecretary, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (Chair of the Advisory Council)
Thomas Meagher, Administrator of Private Occupational School Audits, Office of the State Auditor (designee of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump)
Sheryl DeWalt, Director, Health Training Center a Division of Ross Medical Education Center
Charles D. Lane III, Campus Director, New England Tractor Trailer Training School (designee of Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools)
Kevin Fudge, Education/Financial Aid Advisor, American Student Assistance
Barbara Lagergren, President, Gould Construction Institute
Michelle McCarthy, Executive Director, Lincoln Technical Institute
Toby Merrill, Director, Project on Predatory Student Lending, Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School
Margaret Miley, Executive Director, The Midas Collaborative
The Secretary of Education, or a designee
The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, or a designee
The Advisory Council meets periodically at DPL's Boston Office, located at 1000 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118. Please check the "News and Updates" section of DPL's Office of Private Occupational School Education webpage for information on upcoming meetings.
For detailed directions to 1000 Washington Street and information on parking, please use the "Agency Office Locator" tool available on DPL's homepage, www.mass.gov/dpl. Meeting attendees are advised that they must check in with security in the first floor lobby before proceeding to the meeting.