April 28, 2021

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the American Families Plan Higher Education Proposals

“The American Families Plan is a transformative proposal to open the doors of college opportunity at a level unseen since the passage of the Higher Education Act. We are thrilled to see President Biden putting public colleges and universities at the heart of his policy agenda, recognizing their outsized role as economic drivers and portals of upward mobility. The American Families Plan includes historic investments in student access to community…

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April 12, 2021

SHEEO Welcomes Lynneah Ciera Brown as Policy Analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Lynneah Ciera Brown as a policy analyst. Lynneah will be located at SHEEO’s Boulder, Colorado office, where she will contribute to its growing research portfolio by using data to create actionable, policy-relevant insights for state systems of higher education and will leverage advanced statistical approaches to create reproducible analyses and accompanying data visualizations, descriptive tables, trend comparisons, and causal estimates. She…

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March 31, 2021

Statement from SHEEO President Robert Anderson, Ph.D., on the American Jobs Plan

“We applaud President Biden’s leadership on modernizing the nation’s infrastructure and his commitment to economic and workforce development, closing equity gaps, and addressing climate change. The American Jobs Plan includes key investments to update community college facilities, which serve as vital college access points for millions of Americans. We are also pleased to see the American Jobs Plan prioritizing access to high-speed broadband infrastructure and funding to strengthen our nation’s…

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March 23, 2021

SHEEO Analysis of Fiscal Year 2021 State Funding for Higher Education

by Sophia Laderman & David Tandberg

For more than a decade, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has collected data on state support for higher education in the current fiscal year on behalf of Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy.  The past fiscal year has been one of tremendous uncertainty and financial challenges for colleges and universities. Institution leaders have faced sharp declines in many of their revenue sources in…

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March 18, 2021

SHEEO Statement in Support of the Asian American Community

The murders and shootings that happened on March 16 in Atlanta, of primarily Asian women, are appalling and devastating. Further, the increase in hate crimes directed at Asian people over the past year is horrific and must stop. SHEEO stands against hate and violence against the Asian American community. In the higher education community, Asian Americans are often, unfortunately, left out of equity conversations due to erroneous notions that they…

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