SHEEO Announces the Promotion of Sophia Laderman to Associate Vice President

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) today announces the promotion of Sophia Laderman to associate vice president. She will lead SHEEO’s research and policy analysis related to state higher education finance.

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Sophia Laderman

Laderman has been instrumental in the expansion of SHEEO’s State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) project. SHEF, which examines the trends, context, and consequences of state higher education funding decisions, is a vital resource for the higher education policy field. Laderman is additionally responsible for SHEEO’s Grapevine and Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance reports, as well as other data and publications related to higher education finance.

Since joining SHEEO as a data analyst in 2015, Laderman has taken on progressively responsible positions, most recently serving as a senior policy analyst. Prior to her tenure at SHEEO, she held positions at the University of Colorado Boulder and Duke University. Laderman holds a B.A. from the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo, and an M.P.A. from the University of Colorado Denver.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) is the national association of the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education. Founded in 1954, SHEEO serves its members as an advocate for state policy leadership, a liaison between states and the federal government, and a vehicle for learning from and collaborating with peers. SHEEO also serves as a manager of multistate teams and as a source of information and analysis on educational and public policy issues. Together with its members, SHEEO advances public policies and academic practices that enable Americans to attain education beyond high school and achieve success in the 21st-century economy.