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December 1, 2022

SHEEO Welcomes Jessica Duren as Strategic Communications Director

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Jessica Duren as its new strategic communications director. Duren will be a part of SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office and will develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive and multi-faceted communications strategy for SHEEO and its membership. She will provide oversight and direction for SHEEO’s internal and external communications, including website, social media, print publications, and email marketing. Jessica Duren Before joining SHEEO,…

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November 15, 2022

More Than 100,000 Students Experienced An Abrupt Campus Closure Between July 2004 and June 2020

SHEEO and National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Investigated the Impacts of 467 College Closures on Student Outcomes BOULDER, CO and HERNDON, VA – (Nov. 15, 2022) - More than 100,000 students out of more than 143,000 or 70% experienced their institution closing without adequate notice or a teach-out plan, known as abrupt closure, from July 2004 to June 2020. Poor outcomes in subsequent enrollment and completion were associated with abrupt…

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November 3, 2022

PDP Grant History and Resources

Earlier this year, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) completed its Postsecondary Data Partnership Assistance to Community Colleges grant. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, since January of 2019, SHEEO has provided technical assistance and support for the National Student Clearinghouse’s (Clearinghouse) Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). The Clearinghouse’s PDP  platform was designed to improve and support the use of state- and institution-level postsecondary data and reduce…

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November 1, 2022

New SHEEO Report: State Approaches to Base Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

In collaboration with NCHEMS, SHEEO released a report describing and classifying the approach each state takes to funding base operations at public colleges and universities. With sector-level data, state examples, and estimations of the proportion of state funding allocated through each approach, this report seeks to fill in gaps in our collective understanding of how states funding higher education. It is our hope that the data shared in this report…

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October 1, 2022

Ben Cannon Named Chair of State Higher Education Executive Officers Association Executive Committee

Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission Executive Director Ben Cannon was named the chair of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Executive Committee. Before serving as chair-elect, Cannon served the SHEEO Executive Committee as treasurer during 2020-21. “We are excited to have Ben Cannon serve as our Chair this year,” said Dr. Robert Anderson, president of SHEEO. “I have had the opportunity to get to know Ben through his service…

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