Message from the Chair
I am honored to serve as Chair of the Academic Forum of WICHE. I want to thank my predecessor, Laura Woodworth-Ney, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Idaho State University, and all our WICHE colleagues and Forum members. The Academic Forum provides an excellent venue to exchange ideas and information, share resources and expertise, and collaborate on regional initiatives.
The Forum’s annual conference convenes academic leaders from the 16-state WICHE region with thought provoking higher education innovators and leading academic scholars. The Annual Meeting is small enough to allow for the true exchange of ideas, and large enough to ensure the generation of significant and ongoing professional contacts and networks. The April 2016 meeting will be held in downtown Missoula, MT, and will be a joint meeting with the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders. The joint meeting format will ensure broader discussion of many of the current issues facing higher education while still ensuring sessions specific to the four-year academic leaders.
If your institution isn’t a member, please consider joining us. Membership is open to all regionally accredited four-year institutions in the WICHE region. Your active engagement with academic leaders will help ensure the quality and improvement in higher education in the West.
Neil Moisey, Forum Chair
Special Assistant for Academic Affairs, The Montana University System