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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August 16, 2021

In-person Annual Meeting Canceled

SHEEO’s Annual Meeting is an important event for our membership and our organization. As much as we were looking forward to convening and bringing together our membership, in consultation with our Executive Committee, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person meeting. This is not a decision SHEEO made lightly, but one that we felt was necessary given the growing concerns around COVID-19 and the current public health…

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July 21, 2021

SHEEO Job Posting: Communications Intern

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) seeks candidates for a paid internship for the fall of 2021. This internship is appropriate for students pursuing graduate study in communications, marketing, higher education, public policy, public administration, and related fields. The ideal candidates will be motivated, detail-oriented, active learners interested in communications and/or higher education policy with a desire and motivation to learn. The focus of the internship will be…

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July 13, 2021

New Report: Privacy and Security in State Postsecondary Data Systems

State postsecondary data systems contain a wealth of information—including detailed records about individuals—that allow states to analyze and improve their postsecondary education systems. The entities that maintain these systems operate in a context of concern about the privacy and security of educational records. They have both an interest in making valuable information available to researchers and policy analysts and a duty to protect sensitive data. Washington, D.C. – The State…

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June 30, 2021

SHEEO Job Posting: Policy Analyst

Located in Boulder, Colorado. Position Description: SHEEO is seeking a policy analyst to support the State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) project. This position will assist with the collection of higher education finance data, provide quality controls and quantitative analysis, contribute to writing the SHEF report and related issue briefs, and support efforts to improve and expand the report in new directions. The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic…

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June 16, 2021

SHEEO Welcomes Dr. John Lane as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Equity Initiatives

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes John Lane, DMA, as vice president for academic affairs and equity initiatives. John Lane, DMA Dr. Lane will be located at SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office, where he will lead policy and project development in educational equity, academic programs, and student success. Dr. Lane will also facilitate the work of SHEEO’s Equity Advisory Committee and collaborate with other SHEEO staff to explore and…

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