January 29, 2019

Utah Commissioner of Higher Education Announces He Will Conclude Service at Year’s End

by Utah System of Higher Education

Dr. David L. Buhler announced Tuesday his decision to conclude his service as Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education effective December 31, 2019. The Board of Regents will commence a national search in the spring. His announcement now will allow time for a thorough search and a smooth transition.

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January 28, 2019

Policy Brief: The Road to the State Higher Education Executive Office

by Brandon Bishop, University of Denver

Brandon Bishop, a second-year master’s student at the University of Denver studying higher education with a focus in public policy and organizational change, partnered with SHEEO to write a policy brief about the road to the state higher education executive office. The state higher education executive officer is the most senior person charged with guiding postsecondary education public policy in their state. Some states have more than one SHEEO, as…

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January 24, 2019

Texas SHEEO, Raymund Paredes, resigns

by Brittany Britto, Higher Education Reporter

Raymund A. Paredes, who built a 15-year reputation for working to support Texas students from underrepresented communities, is stepping down as commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Commission on Aug. 31.

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January 21, 2019

Annual Grapevine Compilation of State Fiscal Support of Higher Education Released

Data reported by the states in the latest Grapevine survey indicate that initially-approved state fiscal support for higher education in fiscal year 2018-2019 (FY19) totaled to approximately $91.5 billion, a 3.7% increase nationwide from fiscal year 2017-2018 (FY18). This continues a trend of modest annual increases in state higher education funding over the past five years. Full press release can be found here.  

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January 15, 2019

Response to United States Senators Doug Jones, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Catherine Cortez Masto’s Student Borrowers of Color Solicitation Letter

by David Tandberg

The racial patterns in college completion and educational attainment rates, debt burden, and loan repayment and default rates identified in the Senators’ letter are symptoms of a centuries-old problem that includes and encompasses but also goes far beyond higher education. The root of the problem is our country’s historic and pervasive institutionalized racism. Centuries of intentional and unintentional actions, policies, practices, customs, and patterns are manifested in the extreme racial…

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