May 26, 2021

New Report Finds Despite Eight Years of Increases in State Support, Public Colleges Entered the 2020 Recession with Historically Low Funding

Most states have not recovered from prior recessionary cuts in state funding and now face declines in their other revenue sources. Public institutions may be in a more precarious financial situation than at any other time in recent history. Amid this uncertainty, the SHEF report offers a comprehensive look at where states stood as they weathered the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession. BOULDER, Colorado — In fiscal year 2020, a…

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May 19, 2021

SHEEO Welcomes Kelsey Kunkle and Mónica Maldonado as State Policy Interns

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Kelsey Kunkle and Mónica Maldonado as state policy interns. Kelsey Kunkle, State Policy Intern At SHEEO, Kelsey will be focused on the state higher education finance (SHEF) project and will contribute to the development of issue briefs related to public higher education finance. Prior to joining SHEEO, Kelsey served in multiple student and academic affairs roles at the University of North…

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May 18, 2021

New Analysis Finds That You Get What You Pay For: State Higher Education Funding Directly Impacts Student Success

Over time, states have both decreased overall support for higher education and shifted their funding from institutional operating support to student financial aid. A review of over 100 research studies shows that these trends have important implications for student enrollment, retention, graduation, and post-college outcomes. By not adequately funding public institutions, states sacrifice their attainment agendas and disproportionately harm underrepresented students. BOULDER, Colorado — In 2020, states invested almost $100…

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May 17, 2021

SHEEO Welcomes Dr. Carrie Klein as Senior Policy Analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Carrie Klein, Ph.D., as a senior policy analyst. Carrie Klein, Ph.D. Dr. Klein will be located at SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office, where she will contribute to SHEEO’s efforts to develop state postsecondary data and information resources, provide technical assistance and professional development to SHEEO agency researchers and policy analysts, and collaborate with partner organizations. Before joining SHEEO, Dr. Klein was a senior…

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May 11, 2021

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has released its FY 2020 SHEEO Membership Report.

Boulder, CO – SHEEO represents the executive officers of statewide governing and coordinating/policy boards who are responsible for overseeing higher education in their state. SHEEO has 61 members representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The annual Membership Report uses data collected from its members in the spring of each year to provide an in-depth look at SHEEOs, SHEEO agency senior leaders,…

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