Name:State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
SHEEO, founded in 1954, is the national association of state higher education leaders who serve statewide coordinating and
governing boards and other state policy agencies for higher education.
- SHEEO Collaborating Organizations: * Regional Compacts * National Association of System Heads (NASH) * Council of Chief State School Officers * National Center
for Education Statistics * Higher Education Associations * State Policy Associations
- Regional Compacts: * Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) * New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) * Southern Regional Education
Board (SREB) * Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
- Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC): Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), one of four statutorily-created interstate compacts, was founded in 1991 and serves
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
MHEC fulfills its purpose by being a catalyst for collaborative actions that improve the quality, accessibility, effectiveness,
and efficiency of postsecondary education by becoming the region's premier resource for innovative and transformative policies
and practices toward this end.
- New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE): New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) promotes greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of
New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
- Southern Regional Education Board (SREB): Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K
through Ph.D. SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Atlanta. Member states are Alabama, Arkansas,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. SREB's work is funded by member appropriations and by grants and contracts from foundations
and local, state and federal agencies.
- Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE): Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization created by the Western Regional Education
Compact, adopted in the 1950s by Western states. WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing and collaboration among
the higher education systems and institutions of the West. It improves access to higher education and fosters student success
through its student exchange programs, regional initiatives that foster academic collaborations, cost savings initiatives,
efforts to advance excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and research and policy work on numerous issues.
Sixteen western states comprise WICHE: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‛i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and its newest member the Pacific Islands. Governed by a 45-member
commission that is appointed by the governors of its member states, the organization develops an annual workplan that reinforces
its mission and focuses its priorities. WICHE's four units—Policy Analysis and Research, Programs and Services, Mental Health
Program, and WCET—assist the West's institutions and students, focusing on five areas: finance, access and success, workforce
and society, technology and innovation, and accountability. WICHE's funding includes annual dues from its member states; grants
and contracts from foundations, corporations, and state and federal agencies; and fee-for-service activities. WICHE is led
by President David Longanecker. Based in Boulder, CO, the organization operates out of the State Higher Education Policy Center.
For more information see: www.wiche.edu
- National Association of System Heads (NASH): The National Association of System Heads (NASH) is the association of the chief executives of the 52 colleges and university
systems of public higher education in the United States and Puerto Rico.
- Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO): The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nationwide, nonpartisan, and nonprofit membership organization. The
only one of its kind to bring together the top education leaders from every state in the nation.
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related
- Higher Education Associations: * AACC - American Association of Community Colleges * AASCU - American Association of State Colleges and Universities * AAU
- Association of American Universities * ACCT - Association of Community College Trustees * ACE - American Council on Education
* AGB - Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges * APLU - Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
* CIC - The Council of Independent Colleges * NAICU - National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges.
The association represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 13 million students.
AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student
access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU): AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members
share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication
to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.
- Association of American Universities (AAU): The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of 62 leading public and private research
universities in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities,
AAU today focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research
policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education.
- Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT): The Association of Community College Trustees exists to: Enhance the image and foster greater public appreciation of community
colleges and their governing boards. Support community college boards in their efforts to govern and develop policies that
focus on meeting community needs. Help build community college board leadership and advocacy capacity through education and
training programs. Assist community college boards in the recruitment, selection and retention of chief executive officers
of the highest caliber.
- American Council on Education (ACE): ACE is the nation's most visible and influential higher education association. We represent the presidents of U.S. accredited,
degree-granting institutions, which include two- and four-year colleges, private and public universities, and nonprofit and
for-profit entities. Our strength lies in our loyal and diverse base of more than 1,800 member institutions, 75 percent of
which have been with ACE for over 10 years. That loyalty stands as a testament to the value derived from membership. We convene
representatives from all sectors to collectively tackle the toughest higher education challenges, with a focus on improving
access and preparing every student to succeed.
- Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB): The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the only national association that serves the interests
and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level
campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership. Its mission is to strengthen, protect,
and advocate on behalf of citizen trusteeship that supports and advances higher education.
- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU): The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a research and advocacy organization of public research
universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories
and the District of Columbia. The association is governed by a Chair and a Board of Directors elected from the member universities
and university systems. President Peter McPherson directs a staff of about 45 at the national office in Washington, D.C.
- The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC): CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized, independent, liberal arts colleges and universities
in the U.S. CIC focuses on providing services to campus leaders through seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions
in improving educational offerings, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility.
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU): The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) serves as the unified national voice of independent
higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the
federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. Today, through new communication
technologies, an improved governance structure, and increased member participation, NAICU has become an even more effective
and respected participant in the political process.
- State Policy Associations: * CSG - The Council of State Governments * ECS - Education Commission of the States * NCSL - National Conference of State
Legislatures * NGA - National Governors Association
- The Council of State Governments (CSG): Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation's only organization serving all three branches of state government.
CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This
offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create
- Education Commission of the States (ECS): The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education
by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states
and long-range strategic thinking.
- National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL): The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's
50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers
to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state
governments before Congress and federal agencies. NCSL is your organization. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators
and staff from across the country. The NCSL Executive Committee provides overall direction on operations of the Conference.
- National Governors Association (NGA): The National Governors Association (NGA)—the bipartisan organization of the nation's governors—promotes visionary state leadership,
shares best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy.