SHEEO Welcomes Jillian Cordial as Communications Intern

SHEEO is excited to announce Jillian Cordial as the new communications intern. Jillian will focus on extending our social media presence, marketing and communications projects, and building public relations. As well, Jillian will assist with the planning and execution of SHEEO’s Higher Education Policy Conference and Annual Meeting.

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Jillian Cordial, Communications Intern

Jillian is a master’s student studying higher education at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. She will graduate in May 2022. She currently serves as a graduate assistant for the College of Education’s Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program and the Smith School of Business’ diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Jillian studied political science, women, gender, sexuality studies, and legal studies at the University of Cincinnati and graduated in May 2020. Jillian’s research interests include college access and equity, federal and state policy, and transracial adoptees’ experiences in higher education.


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