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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January 10, 2019

Randy Gardner Appointed Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education

by Ohio Department of Higher Education

Randy Gardner was appointed the 10th Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education in January 2019. As Chancellor, he oversees the state’s public two-year and four-year institutions and Ohio Technical Centers; provides policy guidance to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly; and carries out state higher education policy.

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January 7, 2019

Timothy Larson Named Executive Director of Connecticut Office of Higher Education

by Matt Dillane

Governor-elect Ned Lamont has tapped Tim Larson to lead the Office of Higher Education. The office oversees such tasks as administering state financial aid programs and regulating more than 150 postsecondary career schools.

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January 2, 2019

Michael LeFever Appointed South Carolina Interim SHEEO

by South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) announced today that Mr. Michael LeFever will serve as Interim President and Executive Director beginning the first week of January.

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