November 27, 2018

SHEEO Member eNews: November 2018

by Antoinette Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent of Postsecondary and Career Education

One thing the election season guarantees is change. Some of us are heartened by the outcomes of any given election while others are discouraged. I was recently asked by a reporter to prognosticate what this change might mean for higher education policy. The question was asked with a particular political lens in mind, but what it led me to consider is my firm conviction that both parties ultimately want to…

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November 1, 2018

William L. Roper Named Interim President of UNC System

by University of North Carolina System

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors announced today that UNC Health Care CEO and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine Dr. William L. Roper has been named interim president of the UNC System, effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Roper also serves as vice-chancellor for Medical Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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October 31, 2018

The University of Vermont Seeks New President


Following a highly successful six-year tenure as The University of Vermont’s 26th president, Tom Sullivan today announced that, after one more year, he will step out of the presidency in the summer of 2019.

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October 29, 2018

White Paper: Monitoring and Assessing the Financial Health and Risk of Colleges and Universities

by David A. Tandberg

Motivated by reports of financial challenges among colleges and universities and requests from state higher education agencies for better methods of assessing and tracking the financial health of the colleges within their states, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has produced a technical white paper on monitoring and assessing the financial health and risk of colleges and universities. The white paper is aimed at state higher education governing…

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October 25, 2018

Aaron Thompson Named President of Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

by Sue Patrick

Following a national search, the Council on Postsecondary Education unanimously selected Dr. Aaron Thompson as its fourth president. Thompson, who presently serves as the Council’s executive vice president and chief academic officer, will transition to his new responsibilities Nov. 1.  He is the first Kentucky native and African-American to hold the position since the Council was formed 21 years ago.  “We have greatly benefited at the state level by Aaron’s strategic leadership and…

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