Brandon Bishop

Policy Analyst

Brandon Bishop joined SHEEO as a policy analyst in October 2019, working out of SHEEO’s Boulder office. In this role, Brandon’s areas of focus are: supporting the SHEEO Membership Survey and writing the SHEEO Membership Report, supporting SHEEO’s racial equity work, and working on the Frontier Set project. Additionally, Brandon provides research support for various other projects at SHEEO, ranging from evidence-based policy making to rural, postsecondary education. Some of Brandon’s publications include the “2020 SHEEO Membership Report” and the “State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education Leading for Equity.” Before joining SHEEO, Brandon was a state relations associate at Education Commission of the States. While in graduate school, Brandon interned at the Colorado Department of Higher Education, supporting the department’s work with the Talent, Innovation, and Equity grant. Brandon holds an M.A. in higher education from the University of Denver and a B.A. in political science from Arizona State University (Go Devils!). When he is not working, Brandon enjoys cooking and exploring Denver’s food scene, escaping to the mountains, and seeing as many concerts as he can.

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SHEEO Equity Work and Resources

To support our members in their pursuit of racial equity in higher education, SHEEO has created this page of resources. This page is also a way for SHEEO to show its commitment to racial equity and justice. Here you will find links to information about our Equity Advisory Committee and SHEEO’s  Project Pipeline Repair. Additional resources include webinars, white papers, new research, grant projects, easily accessible data, and resources provided by…

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Policy Brief: The Road to the State Higher Education Executive Office

by Brandon Bishop, University of Denver

Brandon Bishop, a second-year master’s student at the University of Denver studying higher education with a focus in public policy and organizational change, partnered with SHEEO to write a policy brief about the road to the state higher education executive office. The state higher education executive officer is the most senior person charged with guiding postsecondary education public policy in their state. Some states have more than one SHEEO, as…

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New SHEEO White Paper: State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education Leading for Equity

by Annahita Jimmerson

Written by, Denise Pearson, Jason Lee, and Brandon Bishop Leaders of state agencies and systems of higher education (SHEEOs) are in unique positions to expand higher education’s positive impact on the human condition through an intentional and systematic focus on educational equity. The opportunities and challenges are noteworthy, and the authors of this paper sought to identify these. It is also the goal of this paper to provide SHEEOs and…

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