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Message from the Forum Chair

David Shintani

Forum Executive Committee, University of Nevada, Reno


Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the Western Academic Leadership Forum. The Forum brings together university leaders from across the West to use their collective knowledge and experience to address issues related our region’s unique demographic, geographic and economic character. With the current COVID 19 pandemic,  it is especially important that university leaders have a venue, like the Forum, to communicate and collaborate on new and emerging challenges impacting the health and safety of our students, faculty and institutions. The Forum has a long history of tackling important issues including the diversification of the professoriate, campus health and wellness, and university leadership development. If you are not yet a member, I strongly encourage you to join us and experience all that this organization has to offer.

I would also like to invite you to participate in a joint meeting of the WICHE Forum and Alliance in Albuquerque New Mexico on April 21-23, 2021. The conference will provide an opportunity for administrative leaders from  two and four year colleges/universities to meet and discuss unique and shared challenges impacting higher education. We hope that you will be able to join us.