May 25, 2023

For the first time, state funding to public colleges exceeds per-student funding levels seen prior to the Great Recession

The latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report finds that in 2022, public higher education appropriations increased 4.9% beyond inflation, surpassing pre-recession per-student funding levels for the first time since 2008. The SHEF report also finds that fiscal year 2022 saw the second largest public FTE enrollment decline since the start of the SHEF dataset in 1980, and tuition revenue continued to decline. After a short recession in 2020 due…

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January 27, 2020

SHEEO Welcomes Dr. Tom Harnisch as Vice President for Government Relations

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Dr. Tom Harnisch as our new vice president for government relations. As vice president for government relations, Dr. Harnisch will be located in Washington, D.C., and his primary leadership responsibility will be for planning, implementing, and coordinating SHEEO’s portfolio of federal relations, policy, communication, and advocacy work. This position will monitor new and potential federal action (legislation, rules, and other policies…

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January 6, 2020

Annual Grapevine Compilation of State Fiscal Support for Higher Education Results for Fiscal Year 2020

A project of the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) Contact:  Jim Palmer, Editor, Grapevine Center for the Study of Education Policy, Illinois State University (309) 438-2041; Data reported by the states in the latest Grapevine survey (Tables 1 and 2, attached) indicate that initially-approved state fiscal support for higher education in fiscal year 2019-2020…

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November 13, 2019

SHEEO Position Announcement: Vice President of Federal Relations

Position located in Washington, D.C. Overview: SHEEO seeks to fill the position of vice president of federal relations. SHEEO is the national association of state higher education leaders who serve statewide coordinating and governing boards and other state higher education agencies. SHEEO responds to the changing needs of its members and the state higher education community and regularly pursues new projects that meet our members’ needs and align with the…

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November 6, 2019

SHEEO Releases Two State Authorization Requests for Proposals

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has released two requests for proposals relating to state authorization. The first, Improving State Authorization Learning Community Request for Proposals, is for states, and the second, State Authorization Research Funding Request for Proposals, is geared toward researchers. Improving State Authorization Learning Community Request for Proposals: Due 5 p.m. on December 16, 2019 The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) is pleased…

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October 25, 2019

University of Wisconsin System President Cross Announces Plans to Retire

MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today his intention to retire, capping off his 42-year career in higher education. Cross, 71, will continue to serve as UW System president until his successor is found after a national search. He notified chancellors, regents, system leadership, and employees of his decision this week.

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