SHEEO Welcomes Ernest Ezeugo as Policy Analyst

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) welcomes Ernest Ezeugo as a policy analyst.

Ernest Ezeugo
Ernest Ezeugo

Ezeugo will be located at SHEEO’s Washington, D.C., office, and will assist in a variety of areas, including the development, administration, and analysis of SHEEO’s Strong Foundations survey of state postsecondary systems, developing technical assistance and professional development materials for state-level data practitioners, and contributing to agenda development for SHEEO’s national convenings of data practitioners, researchers, and policy analysts..

Before joining SHEEO, Ezeugo served as policy director at the National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC), where he directed the organization’s policy advocacy portfolio and managed the Student Policy Alliance project. Ezeugo also spent three years as a program associate and program assistant at New America, and prior to that, was a communications specialist and program assistant at the U.S. Department of Education. Ezeugo is a contributing writer at Forbes, where he writes about higher education in America. He has other bylines in Slate, the Hechinger Report, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, and EdSurge.


The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) serves the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education and their staffs. Founded in 1954, SHEEO promotes an environment that values higher education and its role in ensuring the equitable education of all Americans, regardless of race/ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic factors. Together with its members, SHEEO aims to achieve this vision by equipping state higher education executive officers and their staffs with the tools to effectively advance the value of higher education, promoting public policies and academic practices that enable all Americans to achieve success in the 21st century, and serving as an advocate for state higher education leadership. For more information, visit