The State Higher Education Policy Center (SHEPC)

Home to WICHE, NCHEMS, SHEEO

The building that houses WICHE’s primary offices, at 3035 Center Green Dr. in Boulder, CO, is also home to the offices of two other nonprofit, higher education organizations: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO). Their joint interest with WICHE in the building is codified under the auspices of the State Higher Education Policy Center (SHEPC), incorporated under the laws of the state of Colorado.

Funded by a low-interest loan from the Ford Foundation, the founders of SHEPC purchased the 3035 Center Green Dr. building that houses the offices of the three organizations, as well as a shared learning center and meeting facilities.

SHEPC promotes informal cross-fertilization of thinking, as well as a quick dissemination of information and new ideas to the organizations and policymakers they serve. SHEPC also encourages synergy in activities, both in the selection of projects and in the concepts utilized within projects, and improved capacity for effective collaboration among the staff and members of the three organizations. Working together, the organizations are providing rewarding educational experiences and opportunities for interns and graduate students.