SHEEO Welcomes Molly Hall-Martin as Summer Intern

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Molly Hall-Martin as our next summer intern.

As SHEEO’s summer intern, Hall-Martin will work on research projects meant to help state policymakers improve student outcomes and advance equity and income mobility. She will also assist SHEEO in our efforts to better translate research for a policy audience.

Molly Hall-Martin

Molly Hall-Martin (Lower Brule Sioux) is a second year Ph.D. student at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on the interplay between state and federal governments as well as relationships between state higher education agencies, tribal colleges & universities (TCUs), and tribal governments. Before enrolling at the University of Iowa, Hall-Martin served as the director of student preparation and success for the South Dakota Board of Regents, where she worked with campus and community partners to increase the number of American Indian and underrepresented students enrolling in postsecondary education. She was the state program coordinator for South Dakota College Application Week and served on numerous statewide committees. She also previously worked for Lower Brule Community College (LBCC), a tribal college located in South Dakota. There she coordinated the tribe’s Higher Education and Adult Vocational Technical grant programs and LBCC’s GED program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in American Indian studies from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in adult and higher education from the University of Oklahoma. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she hopes to work with state higher education agencies in some capacity, either as a staff member or with an organization that interacts with state agencies.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) is the national association of the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education. Founded in 1954, SHEEO serves its members as an advocate for state policy leadership, a liaison between states and the federal government, and a vehicle for learning from and collaborating with peers. SHEEO also serves as a manager of multistate teams and as a source of information and analysis on education and public policy issues. Together with its members, SHEEO advances public policies and academic practices that enable Americans to attain education beyond high school and achieve success in the 21st century economy.