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For Four-Year Chief Academic Officers

The members of the Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum) are public and private bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral institutions, and related system offices and state agencies. Provosts and other chief academic officers are the institutional representatives that comprise the heart of the Forum, governed by an Executive Committee according to the bylaws. WICHE serves as the fiscal agent.


  • Exclusive access to a deeply engaged peer group of academic leaders and experts at similar institutions, in similar circumstances, across the WICHE region 
  • An opportunity to lead and participate in innovative higher education initiatives, including with WICHE’s network of funders and partners 
  • Complimentary or discounted meeting registration for Forum member principals and select topic-expert staff 
  • Access to virtual webinars and meetings that offer access to specialists and experts
  • The opportunity to create communities of practice around germane and pressing issues in higher education


Members located in the WICHE states are public and private four-year institutions represented by their chief academic officers. System offices and statewide governing and coordinating boards associated with four-year schools and represented by their chief executive or chief academic officer are also members. Dues are payable annually on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30). For questions about this application, please contact Kay Hulstrom at khulstrom@wiche.edu or 303.541.0294.


Annual (July 1-June 30) membership dues for eligible public and private four-year institutions are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate students.

Membership Fees

Tier Annual Rate
FTE 1-500 $600.00
FTE 501-2000 $800.00
FTE 2001-4000 $1,000.00
FTE 4001-6000 $1,200.00
FTE 6001-8000 $1,400.00
FTE 8001- 10,000 $1,600.00
FTE 10,001- 20,000 $1,800.00
FTE 20,001-30,000 $2,000.00
FTE 30,001+ $2,200.00

20% volume discount available for systems or state agencies that join with all their state’s or system’s eligible institutions and pay via one invoice.

Participants at Forum Meeting

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The Western Academic Leadership Forum is an outstanding way to keep up with important issues affecting senior academic leaders at four-year institutions across the West. Apply for membership today!