Former WICHE President, David Longanecker's Presentations

The Chronicle of Higher Education

by Karin Fischer | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

David A. Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, talks about the “radical” changes he’s seen in higher education over his career – and his plans to drive a truck when he “grows up.”

The demographics of today’s student body are changing, says Mr. Longanecker, a former U.S. assistant secretary for postsecondary education. Yet too many colleges continue to chase the students – white and well-off – who were traditionally part of their base. Institutions must become more “friendly” to low-income and first-generation students, Mr. Longanecker argues, as well as those from minority backgrounds.

See the Full Karin Fischer Interview with David Longanecker

More Presentations by David Longanecker

National Council of Higher Education Resources
Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, June 7, 2016
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Higher Education in the New Normal of the 21st Century: An Era of Evidence Based Change
Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, New Orleans, LA, June 1, 2016
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Louisiana's Higher Education Progress in the New Millennium
Presentation to Gov. John Bel Edwards, Baton Rouge, LA, April 29, 2016
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Balancing the Public Good & Private Benefit: The Role of Financial Aid - Building The Model
South Dakota Shared Responsibility Taskforce, Pierre, SD, April 25, 2016
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Longanecker Unabridged. Higher Education in the New Millenium. May You Live In Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse?
Alliance and Forum Joint Annual Meeting, Missoula, MT, April 22, 2016
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May You Live in Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse? / Que vivan en tiempos interesantes: ¿proverbio o maldición?
CONAHEC meeting, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, March 18, 2016
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Making a Difference for Students: It Is Our Time
Interstate Passport Orientation Workshop for Faculty Leaders, Boulder, CO, March 4, 2016
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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Micronesia Chief Executive Summit, Palau, February 23, 2016
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Aims Community as a Learning College in the Era of Evidence-Based Practice
Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, February 2, 2016
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The Learning College from Innovation to Standard Fare
Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, February 2, 2016
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Balancing the Public Good & Private Benefit: The Role of Financial Aid
South Dakota Shared Responsibility Taskforce, Pierre, SD, January 29, 2016
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The Advent of  New Millennium in Idaho Higher Education
Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, Idaho Legislature, Boise, ID, January 26, 2016
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Washington & WICHE: Washington's Higher Education Progress in the New Millennium
Washington House of Representatives Higher Education Committee, Olympia, WA, January 12, 2016
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Fiscal Challenges Facing Higher Education
Penn Executive Doctoral Program, Boulder, CO, November 13, 2015
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What's Up: Change in the New Millenium
Higher Education Colloquium Board of the Association for Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO, November 5, 2015
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Graduate Student Policy Seminar
Association for the Study of Higher Education, Boulder, CO, November 4, 2015
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What's Up in the West and at WICHE
WICHE Commission Meeting, Boulder, CO, November 2, 2015
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Washington Public Higher Education in the 21st Century: May You Live In Interesting Times ... Proverb or Curse
Council of Presidents, Seattle, WA, October 1, 2015
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New Mexico Higher Education in the 21st Century: May You Live In Interesting Times ... Proverb or Curse
Legislative Education Study Committee, Silver City, NM, September 25, 2015
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Issues Facing American Postsecondary Education
Colorado Mountain College Retreat, Edwards, CO, September 17, 2015
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The Evolving Higher Education State/Federal Relationship
WICHE Legislative Advisory Committee, Portland, OR, September 16, 2015
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New Mexico: The State of Higher Education
Governor's Summit on Higher Education, Albuquerque, NM, September 9, 2015
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Context for Discussing Issues Confronting the North Dakota Legislature in the Changing Environment of American Higher Education
North Dakota Legislative Managements' Interim Higher Education Committee, Dickinson, ND, August 10, 2015
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Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange: Innovations in Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce
NCSL Legislative Staff Seminary, Seattle, WA, August 6, 2015
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Update on Affordability From the Federal Perspective
Commission on College Affordability in the South, Southern Region Education Board, Naples, FL, June 25, 2015
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The Evolving Higher Education Funding Relationship: Roles for the States and the Federal Government
NCSL Western States Fiscal Leaders Meeting, Incline Village, NV, June 17, 2015
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The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education
APSCU Annual Convention, Denver, CO, June 3, 2015
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2015 Report to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai‘i System
University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents, HI, May 21, 2015
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The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education
Montana Board of Regents, Helena, MT, March 4, 2015
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College Admission 2025: Embracing the Future - Enjoying These "Interesting Times"
USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2015
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Financial Aid: An Integral Piece of the Finance and Affordability Puzzle
Nevada Affordability Summit, Las Vegas, NV, December 18, 2014
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Financial Aid: An Integral Piece of the Finance and Affordability Puzzle
NCSL Fall Forum: Making College Affordable, Washington, D.C., December 11, 2014
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May You Live in Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse?
College Board State Higher Education Agency Roundtable, New York, NY, December 5, 2015
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The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education: A Brief History of Everything You Ever Needed to Know About That - and Some Thoughts About the Future
Plenary Session: WICHE Semi-Annual Commission Meeting, Denver, CO, November 10, 2014
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Fiscal Challenges Facing Higher Education
Penn Executive Doctoral Program: Public Policy and Higher Education, Boulder, CO, November 6, 2014
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May You Live in Interesting Times ... Proverb or Curse?
UPCEA Central Regional Conference, Denver, CO, October 22, 2014
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How Good is Minnesota Higher Education; How Did You Get to This Point, and Where Might You Be Headed
Minnesota Higher Education Workgroup Meeting, Saint Paul, MN, September 30, 2014
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May You Live in Interesting Times ... Proverb or Curse?
CAEL Staff  Discussion, Chicago, IL, September 22, 2014
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Intentional Shared Responsibility for Financing Public Higher Education in Washington
Washington Legislative Higher Education Workgroup Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 11, 2014
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Public Good or Private Benefit: Orienting the Public Investment in Higher Education through State Financial Aid
WICHE Legislative Advisory Committee Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, September 9, 2014
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Public Good or Private Benefit: Orienting the Public Investment in Higher Education through State Financial Aid
Western States Fiscal Officers Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM, September 3, 2014
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Public Good or Private Benefit: Orienting the Public Investment in Higher Education through State Financial Aid
Lumina State-Level Student Financial Support Systems Convening, Washington, DC, July 23, 2014
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Outcomes Based Performance Funding 2.0
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Ashland, OR, June 12, 2014
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The Direction of American Higher Education: Perspectives from and for Alaska
The University of Alaska - 2014 Shaping Alaska's Future Initiative, AK, June 6, 2014
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Educate Idaho: A College & Career Success Network
Idaho State Board of Education Initial Steering Committee Meeting, Boise, ID, May 1, 2014
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Big Ideas Affecting Change in American Higher Education
Arizona Transfer: Annual Transfer Conference, AZ, April 25, 2014
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What's Up At the Federal Level
Western Academic Leadership Forum Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, April 24, 2014
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The Role of A Coordinating Commission: CCHE - From Then to Now
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, CO, April 11, 2014
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Reform Efforts in Federal and State Higher Education Policy - "May You Live in Interesting Times" - Proverb or Curse
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers: Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March 31, 2014
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The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education: A Brief History of Everything You Ever Needed to Know About That - and Some Thoughts About the Future
Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders: Annual Gathering, Tempe, AZ, March 14, 2014
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Ready, Set, Go - Moving All Nevada Students to the Finish Line
Nevada ACT 2014 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, February 7, 2014
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the Case for Whopping Big Change in New Mexico Higher Ed - Setting Ambitious, Achievable Goals With Consequences
Setting State and Campus Goals for New Mexico Higher Education, NM, December 9, 2013
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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Micronesia Chief Executive Summit, CNMI, December 4, 2013
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The Role of a Coordinating Commission: Oregon in a National Context
Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission Planning Retreat, OR, November 18, 2013
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May You Live in Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse? The New Normal in Oregon Higher Education
Oregon Community College Association 2013 Annual Conference, OR, October 24, 2013
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The Nightmare of Obtaining Necessary State Approvals for Distance Education - SARA to the Rescue
University of Vermont - Legal Issue in Higher Education Conference, Burlington, VT, October 15, 2013
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Financing California Higher Education: The Case for Whopping Big Change - Why and How
TESTIMONY: The California Assembly Higher Education Committee, Sacramento, CA, October 7, 2013
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May You Live in Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse? Accreditation in the New Normal 
ACCSC Professional Development Conference, National Harbor, MD, September 12, 2013
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Navigating the Rapidly Changing World of Higher Education: Advising WICHE: An Open Discussion
Legislative Advisory Committee Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, September 4-5, 2013
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Performance Incentive Funding in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities - Context for Washington State
Washington Council of Presidents Leadership Retreat, Seattle, WA, September 3, 2013
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Envision WWCC: Context and Policy Issues That Must Help Shape "The Vision"
Western Wyoming Community College Planning Retreat, WY, August 21, 2013
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The Future of American Higher Education: Perspectives from and for Colorado and the University of Denver
The University of Denver 2013 Strategic Futures Panel, Denver, CO, August 14, 2013
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Context for Discussing Issues Confronting the North Dakota Legislature in the Changing Environment of American Higher Education: How North Dakota Compares
North Dakota Legislative Managements' Interim Higher Education Committee, ND, August 6, 2013
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The Public Agenda for Higher Education: The Story of the West
CSG West Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, August 2, 2013
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May You Live In Interesting Times: Proverb or Curse?
XAP Clients Conference, Chicago, IL, June 27, 2013
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A Context for Discussing the NDUS Board's Role in the Changing Environment of American Higher Education: Now North Dakota Compares
North Dakota University System - Board Retreat, ND, June 2, 2013
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The Context for Policy Discussion Regarding Higher Education in Washington: How Washington Compares
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA, May 21, 2013
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American Higher Education in the New Normal: Same Old, Same Old No More
SCUP Pacific Regional Conference - 2013, Denver, CO, March 26, 2013
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The Context for Policy Discussion Regarding Higher Education in Washington
Testimony to the Washington State Legislature, WA, March 21, 2013
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The Federal Policy and Legislative Landscape: What Does It Mean for Adult College Completion?
Adult College Completion Network Webcast, Boulder, CO, March 6, 2013
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Financing California Higher Education: The Case for Change: Why and How
Testimony to the Little Hoover Commission, CA, February 26, 2013
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Idaho Higher Education in Context/Idaho Higher Education Policy in Context
Testimony to Idaho House of Representatives Education Committee, Boise, ID, February 6, 2013
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Policy Issues with Respect to On-line Learning
State University System of Florida, Strategic Planning Committee Workshop, Davie, FL, December 17, 2012) 
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The Consequences of the Election on Federal Higher Education Policy
College Access Challenge Grant Network, Austin, TX, December 14, 2012
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The Consequences of the Election on Federal Higher Education Policy
WICHE Commission Meeting Plenary Session, Salt Lake City, UT, November 13, 2012) 
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Setting the Stage for MSU's Future
Montana University System Board of Regents Planning Session, Helena, MT, October 23, 2012)
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Crisis or Opportunity: Beyond Just "Knocking at the College Door"
Pre-NACAC College Board Workshop, Student Trends in the New Economy, Denver, CO, October 4, 2012)
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Election 2012: What a Democratic Republican Victory Could Mean for Higher Education
NACAC National Conference, Denver, CO, October 3, 2012)
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Time is the Enemy - Reducing Time to Degree
Wyoming Summit on Community Colleges, Casper, WY, September 18, 2012)
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State Efforts to Assure Affordability in the New Normal
(Testimony before U.S. Senate : Full Committee Hearing - Improving College Affordability: A View From the States, September 13, 2012)
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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
Legislative Advisory Committee Meeting, Sacramento, CA, September 11, 2012)
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The Federal Role in Postsecondary Education
New America Foundation, Postsecondary National Policy Institute, District of Columbia, August 8, 2012)
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Setting the Stage for "The New University's" Future
Western State Colorado University Board of Trustees Annual Retreat, Gunnison, CO, August 3, 2012)
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Rethinking Financial Aid in Idaho
Idaho Scholarship Committee Meeting, Boise, ID, July 30, 2012)
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Beyond Need and Merit: Strengthening State Grant Programs
(Annual Student Financial Aid Research Network (SFARN), Memphis, TN, June 14, 2012)
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Crisis or Opportunity? American Higher Education Today & Tomorrow (From a WICHE Perspective)
(Spring Convention: National Council of Higher Education Load Programs, Broomfield, CO, May 15, 2012)
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Performance Funding for New Mexico Higher Education (document)
(Testimony presented to the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, Santa Fe, NM, November 17, 2011)
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Finance and Governance of Higher Education in Louisiana 
(Louisiana Board of Regents Governance Committee, Baton Rouge, LA, September 29, 2011)
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Thinking Strategically for Nevada Higher Education: The Nevada Context Compared to Others
(Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Strategic Planning Retreat, Las Vegas, NV, September 9, 2011)
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Institutional Accreditation and Quality Assurance in American Higher Education from a Federal and State Perspective
(National Task Force on Institutional Accreditation, Washington, DC, September 8, 2011)
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Fitting New Mexico Higher Education to the State's Current and Future Needs 
(Governor Martinez' Orientation for New Higher Education Board Members, Santa Fe, NM, August 3, 2011)
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Funding New Mexico Higher Education to Fit the State's Needs
(NM Legislative Finance Committee, Santa Fe, NM, June 17, 2011)
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We Have Goals ... Now What? Using Data to Achieve Equity in Educational Outcomes 
(SHEEO/NCES Network Conference & IPEDS Workshop, May 6, 2011)
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Playing Together in Regulating Private Institutions 
(National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools (NASASPS), Denver, CO, May 2, 2011)
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State of Education Affairs in Colorado 
(College Board: College Completion Agenda: State Capital Campaign, Denver, CO, March 31, 2011)
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Higher Education: Public Good, Private Investment, or Synergism for Both! 
(The Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, AZ, March 26, 2011)
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The Evidence on Student Success in California Higher Education - What, Why, & How (Follow-up) 
(CCCCIO Spring Conference, Monterey, CA, March 24, 2011)
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Perspectives on Federal and State Interests on Institutional Accreditation and Quality Assurance in American Higher Education 
(National Advisory Council on Institutional Quality and Integrity, Washington, DC, February 3, 2011) 
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Principles to Guide Policymaking Regarding Higher Education Governance and Finance
(Joint Education Committee, Salem, OR, February 1, 2011) 
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High Impact Practices for Improving College Completion: 2011 and Beyond 
(Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, AK, January 13, 2011) 
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Obama's Goal - Best in the World by 2020 
(Millennium Lecture Series, University of Texas at El Paso, December 7, 2010) 
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Building knowledge in societies for a sustainable future: Knowledge, Credentials, or Both: and How?
(Third International Congress on Upper-secondary and Higher Education, Mexico City, November 18, 2010) 
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Creando conocimiento en las sociedades para un futuro sustentable: Conocimientos, grados académicos, o ambos: ¿y cómo?
(Third International Congress on Upper-secondary and Higher Education, Mexico City, November 18, 2010) 
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Institutionalizing Whopping Big Quality Improvements (WBQI) and the CIO's Role
(CCCCIO Conference: Student Success Through Quality Educational Practices, San Diego, CA, October 28, 2010) 
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Where to from here for Illinois: Tuition and Financial Aid Policy and Practice
(Higher Education Finance Study Commission, Robert Morris University, IL, September 23, 2010) 
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Obama's Goal - Best in the World by 2020 ... Nice idea, but can we get there from here?
(UPCEA Central Region Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, September 22, 2010) 
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Funding Public Higher Education - The Search to find "the right" funding approach
(North Dakota Legislature's Interim Higher Education Committee: Higher Education Roundtable, ND, September 13, 2010) 
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Public Higher Education: Public Trust, Private Investment, or Lost Cause!
(The Future of State Government in Colorado: University of Denver - Strategic Issues Panel, Denver, CO, September 9, 2010) 
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Modern American Higher Education - Change by Reaction
(EDUCAUSE Leadership Institute, Boulder, CO, July 14, 2010) 
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Principles to Guide Policymaking Regarding Higher Education Governance & Finance
(Oregon Higher Education Work Group, Portland, OR, July 7, 2010) 
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Developing Data for Critical Analyses: A Case in Point
(ASHE Institute on Equity and Critical Policy Analysis and Research - 2010, Boulder, CO, June 18, 2010) 
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Charting the Future in a Sea of National and International Initiatives - Rough Waters or a Perfect Storm?
(Western Academic Leadership Forum, Rapid City, SD, April 21, 2010) 
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What's Happening Around the Country in Reforming State Student Financial Aid Programs?
(College Affordability Summit, University of Illinois at Chicago, February 26, 2010) 
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What Goals Do Student Financial Aid Advance?
(College Affordability Summit, University of Illinois at Chicago, February 26, 2010) 
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Achieving Wider Access to Higher Education: A Perfect Situation for Widening Participation and Success
(Howard Samuels Center, CUNY, and Ford Foundation, New York, February 25, 2010) 
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Affordability and Financial Aid in California
(Joint Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education, Sacramento, February 17, 2010) 
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Setting the Stage for A Higher Education Master Plan
(Colorado Department of Higher Education, Denver, January 27, 2010) 
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Can We Get There From Here? Accepting President Obama's Challenge
(UCEA Workforce Development Conference, Arizona, January 14, 2010) 
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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
(Mountain States Association of Community College Members, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 5, 2010) 
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What We Know About the Impact of Financial Aid
(Alaska State Legislature: House Education Committee, Alaska, November 24, 2009) 
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Juventud en la Era del Conocimiento: La crisis es una oportunidad única que sería terrible desaprovechar
(2º Congreso Internacional de Educación Media Superior y Superior, Ciudad de Mexico, November 19, 2009) 
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Youth in the Knowledge Area: A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste
(2nd International Congress on Upper-secondary and Higher Education, Mexico City, Mexico, November 19, 2009) 
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Setting the Stage: Understanding the landscape to achieve Denver's Talent Dividend
(CEOs for Cities Talent Dividend Meeting, Denver, CO, October 20, 2009) 
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Setting the Stage: Fact over Fiction
(Metropolitan State College of Denver 2009 Annual Retreat, Denver, CO, September 14, 2009) 
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What's Hot; What's Not
(ACT Colorado 2009 Annual Conference, Denver, CO, September 11, 2009) 
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An Evaluation of Colorado's College Opportunity Fund ... and Related Policies
(Colorado Commission on Higher Education - CEO's Meeting, Denver, CO, May 27, 2009) 
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What We Know About Remedial Education
(Jobs to Careers Peer Learning Conference, Boston, MA, May 6, 2009) 
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An Evaluation of Colorado's College Opportunity Fund ... and Related Policies
(Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver, CO, May 5, 2009) 
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Deja vu all over again; Perfect Storm or Perfect Opportunity
(Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Denver, CO, April 10, 2009) 
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Deja vu all over again; Perfect Storm or Perfect Opportunity
(College Board Regional Meeting, Denver, CO, February 23, 2009) 
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Tuition: Revenue, Responsibility, or A Necessary Evil
(Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, WA, February 17, 2009) 
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Aid in an Age of Uncertainty
(Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice Symposium, CA, January 22, 2009) 
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Global Financial Crisis - What Does This Mean for Higher Ed
(Wellington Group Forum, Sydney, AU, December 4, 2008) 
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How Will You Know When You Are Good Enough?
(Oregon Community College Association, OR, November 22, 2008) 
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Texas Financial Aid: From Modest to More!
(Texas Select Commission on Higher Education and Global Competitiveness, TX, November 18, 2008) 
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The Truth and Just the Truth About Higher Education
(Capitol Beat, CO, November 14, 2008) 
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Trends and Issues in State/Federal Financing of Higher Education
(University of Pennsylvania Executive Doctorate Program, CO, November 7, 2008) 
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How Colorado Higher Education Measures Up
(Latin American Educational Foundation, October 12, 2008) 
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Escalating Engagement: Connecting Higher Education & Workforce Needs
(September 30, 2008) 
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Community College Finance: The Consequences of Being a Cheap Date
(Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, NY, September 12, 2008) 
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What State Policy Makers Should Know About Federal Higher Education Policy
(NCSL Institute for Legislative Staff, August 6, 2008) 
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Looking Behind the Numbers: Moving from Myth to Reality
(NCSL Institute for Legislative Staff, August 5, 2008) 
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Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity
(WICHE LAC Annual Meeting, LA, July 21, 2008) 
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The Lay of the Land from A Mile High: Being the "Darling"!! The Community College Conundrum
(Council for Resource Development, CO, July 20, 2008) 
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Workforce & Economic Development in a Globally Competitive World: The Higher Education Connection
(WICHE Workforce Summit, Lake Tahoe, CA, June 12, 2008)
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Myth or Reality Serious Questions About Rigor & Relevance
(State Scholars Initiative National Summit, April 29, 2008)  
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Teaching Tomorrow’s Teachers Today: The New Mexico Story
(May 2, 2008, amended May 5, 2008)
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Knocking at the High School Door: Projections of High School Graduates by Race/Ethnicity 1992-2022
(NY April 22, 2008) 
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Official Launch: March 2008 Knocking at the High School Door: Projections of High School Graduates by Race/Ethnicity 1992-2022
(Washington, DC, March 19, 2008)
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Issues and Developments in Student Financial Aid: In Texas, Throughout America, Around the World
(Austin, TX, February 2008)
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Improving Higher Education Productivity: Investing in a 21st Century Workforce
(Salem, OR, February 2008)
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Higher Education and the Future of Oregon
(Salem, OR, February 2008)
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Implementing Oregon's Restructured Opportunity Grant: Shared Responsibility
(Portland, OR, January 2008)
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Texas Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee: Issues and Developments in Student Financial Aid – What’s Up in America … What’s Up in Texas
(TX, January 2008)
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Bridges to Opportunity Initiative: The Politics Behind the Policies: Federal/State Intersection
(Washington, DC, January 2008)
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LA Higher Education Master Plan: Changing Direction – Louisiana Style
(LA, December 2007)
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George Washington University: Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders for a Global Society
(Washington, DC, November 2007)
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Senate Committee: Community Colleges, Transfer, and California’s Competitiveness
(Sacramento, CA, November 2007)
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LAC: Myth Busters - Separating Fact from Fiction about Higher Education in the West
(Denver, CO, October 2007)
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CPEC: To Compete in a Flat World - California Higher Education’s Advantages, Lost Advantages, and Needed Advantages
(Sacramento, CA, September 2007)
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CSG West 2007 Annual Conference: Myth Busters - Separating Fact from Fiction about Higher Education in the West
(Jackson Hole, WY, September 2007)
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ACT 2007 Colorado Annual Meeting: How Colorado Higher Education Measures Up
(Broomfield, CO, September 2007)
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Washington Commission on Higher Education Annual Retreat: How Washington Higher Education Measures Up
(Seattle, WA, August 2007)
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Colorado Commission on Higher Education Annual Retreat: How Colorado Higher Education Measures Up
(Vail, CO, August 2007)
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The Wellington Group: Student Financial Contributions and Financial Aid - What's Up in America
(Chicago, IL, July 2007)
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Colorado Higher Education Summit: Changing Direction - Policies in Sync
(Colorado Springs, CO, June 2007)
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NGA - Forum on Postsecondary Education: Innovation America Initiative
(Kansas City, KS, May 2007)
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National Summit for AA/2-Year Interpreter Educators: American Sign Language Preparation in Transition
(Denver, CO, May 2007)
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Education Writers Association National Seminar: From Smooth Sailing to A Perfect Storm - The American Community College Story
(Los Angeles, CA, May 2007)
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DU Forum on the Future of Colorado Higher Education: Affordability of Postsecondary Education in Colorado
(Denver, CO, March 2007)
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NPEC Symposium: Moving the Needle on Access and Success
(Washington, DC, November 2006)
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NM Higher Education Summit: What State Policymakers Should Know About Federal Higher Education Policy
(Albuquerque, NM , October 2006)
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National Scholarship Providers Association: Early Commitment Financial Aid Programs - Do They Increase Access?
(Georgia, October 2006)
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Oregon Community College Association: 7 Wonders of Higher Education in the West
(Oregon, October 2006)
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NCAC Annual Conference: Knocking on the College Door - What's Facing Higher Education
(Pittsburg, PA, October 2006)
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AARL 2006 Summit: New Mexico's and The West's Perfect Storm
(Socorro, NM, August 2006)
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CSG West Conference: 7 Wonders of Higher Education in the West  (August 2006)
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Legislative Advisory Committee – What State Policy Makers Should Know About Federal Higher Education Policy
(Breckenridge, CO , August 2006)
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Changing Direction: ATFA - A Nice Four-Letter Word
(Minneapolis, MN, July 2006)
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Legislative Staff Workshop: What State Policymakers Should Know about Federal Higher Education Policy
(Minneapolis, MN, July 2006)
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Idaho Student Aid Task Force: Developing Effective Need-Based Financial Aid Legislation  (Boise, ID, June 2006)
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WICHE Commission Meeting: What State Policymakers Should Know about Federal Higher Education Policy
(Bismarck, ND, May 2006)
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NWAF Annual Conference – 7 Wonders of Higher Education in the West
(April 2006)
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TELECOOP Presentation: Weathering Colorado's Perfect Storm
(April 2006)
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New Zealand Higher Ed Forum: Securing Public Interest in Higher Education: Information
(March 2006)  
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New Zealand Higher Ed Forum: Securing Public Interest in Higher Education: Vouchers
(March 2006)  
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New Zealand Higher Ed Forum: Securing Public Interest in Higher Education: Financial Aid
(March 2006)  
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Alaska Higher Education and the Future: The Imperfect Storm
(March 2006)  
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California Senate Education Committee Testimony: University Compensation Systems
(February 2006)  
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The Seven Wonders of Higher Education in the West
(January 2006 Truckee Meadows Community College)
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CSI Strategic Planning Group: Idaho Higher Education and the Future - The Perfect Storm
(November 2005)
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Institute for State Legislators: A Tale of Two Pities: The Story of Public Support for Higher Education in America
(October 2005)
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ACA 2005 Annual Conference - A Call for New Leadership: Is Collaborating a Natural Act?
(September 2005)
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Governor's Conference - Affordable Higher Ed in Kentucky: Requires "Policies in Sync"
(September 2005)
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ACE - Higher Education and Workforce Development - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
(September 2005)
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CSG-West 2005 Presentation - WICHE and the West: As Goes the West, So Goes the Rest!
(September 2005)
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NCPPHE Board Meeting - Chicago - A Tale of Two Pities - The Story of Public Higher Education Finance in America
(June 2005)
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NMSU Dean's Retreat–New Mexico and the West - Challenges and Opportunities
(June 2005)
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Colorado Academic Library Summit - Colorado's Perfect Storm
(June 2005)
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NWAF Annual Meeting - What's up in the West: Higher Education and Economic Development - Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow, Richland, Washington
(Apr 2005)
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Colorado Institute for Leadership Training
(Mar 2005)
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Rural Mental Health Workforce Development & Higher Education
(Mar 2005)
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OCCA - Using Physics to Understand Higher Education
(Mar 2005)
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Comments From A National Perspective: What California Policy Makers Can Learn from Others
(Mar 2005)
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ABOR Feasibility & Planning Study Work Group
(Feb 2005)
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NCSL Education Finance Seminar - Napa, California
(Feb 2005)
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Center Associates Program
(Feb 2005)
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Idaho Higher Education and the Future
(Jan 2005)
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2005 Strategic Planning Process: New Mexico & The West Challenges & Opportunities
(Dec 2004)
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Analysis of Arizona Higher Education Finance Compared to Nine Comparison States
(Dec 2004)
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Shared Leadership for a Strong Economy, Montana Style
(Nov 2004)
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A Tale of Two Pities
(Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research & Planning, Oct 2004)
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ATFA + The States and Feds Working in Sync
(AGB and WICHE Changing Direction Leadership Institute, Oct 2004)
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Broadmoor Roundtable: Exploring Trends in Higher Education
(George K Baum & Co, PCL Construction Services Inc)
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Improving Student Success in New Mexico Postsecondary Education: A Framework for Reform
(NMCHE, Sept 2004)
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Montana's Education Pipeline
(Sept 2004)
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Idaho Higher Education and the Future
(August 2004)
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What’s Up in Higher Education in the West
(Legislative Advisory Committee, July 2004)
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ATFA: Three Policies in One
(NCSL Annual Conference, July 2004)
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New Mexico and the West: Challenges and Opportunities
(NM Legislative Finance Committee, July 2004)
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The Role of the Higher Education Compact in Improving the Quality of American Higher Education
(NUTN, June 2004)
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Free At Last!!! The New Approach to Public Policy and Regulation
(NUTN, June 2004)
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Raising Arizona
(AZ Board of Regents, June 2004)
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The Story of Public Support for Higher Education in Oregon, The West, and the Rest
(May 2004)
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WICHE and Idaho
(March 2004) (PDF)
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A Tale of Two Pities: The Story of Public Support for Higher Education in The Northwest
(Jan 2004)
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WICHE and North Dakota
(Oct 2003)
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Montana's Brewing Storm
(Sept 2003)
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WICHE and California
(April 2003)
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New Mexico, the West, and the Issues We Face
(NMCHE, April 2003)
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WICHE and Washington
(50th Anniversary March 2003)
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Colorado's Perfect Storm
(Colorado Community Colleges March 2003)
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WICHE and Nevada
(50th Anniversary, Feb 2003)
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WICHE and Oregon
(50th Anniversary, Feb 2003)
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Developing Public Policy to Support Access to Success
(Gear Up Hawaii, Feb 2003)
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WICHE and Arizona
(50th Anniversary, January 2003)
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Changing Direction in the Perfect Storm: Integrating Higher Education Financial Aid and Financing Policy
(Dec 2002)
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What's Up In the West?
(Commission meeting, Nov 2002)
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The Role of the Higher Education Compact in Improving the Quality of American Higher Education
(MHEC, Nov 2002)
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Trends & Challenges Affecting Academic Performance in the Years to Come
(WCALO, Fall 2002)
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Financing Access to Success: Pathways to College
(Sept 2002)
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Access and Equity in Oregon Community Colleges
(OR State Bd of Education, Sept 2002)
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