Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Calarusse is the Chief Executive Officer of INQAAHE, the global network of 300+ quality assurance organizations. As CEO, she is responsible for the administration of the organization and implementing the board’s strategic vision. She serves as the staff liaison for external partnerships and oversees INQAAHE’s activities, including the annual forum, the Guidelines of Good Practice (GGP) review, and all educational programming.

Prior to joining INQAAHE, Ms. Calarusse served as Chief Accreditation Officer at the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) an international NGO of over 300 public service schools. At NASPAA, she launched a global accreditation process, designed an outcomes-based accreditation system, and promoted a culture of collaboration and inclusion. She has authored many presentations, book chapters, and writings on quality assurance for higher education.

Ms. Calarusse has served on the board of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) since 2013. She is currently a candidate for the PhD in Policy Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from New College of Florida and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.