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- 2023 Alliance Annual Meeting
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Programming and Resources
- Past Annual Meetings
- Meet the Alliance Team
Sponsorship Opportunities for WICHE Academic Partnerships
WICHE’s Academic Partnerships incorporate two interstate membership groups in the western region.
- The Forum is comprised of higher education leaders at four-year institutions
- The Alliance is comprised of higher education leaders at two-year institutions
We bring together senior academic leaders, providing direct dialogue on current issues facing individual institutions. Our highly rated in-person conferences and online forums lend themselves to constant idea generation around pressing issues while also facilitating professional development. Your contribution will fund vital conversations and idea-sharing amongst leaders in higher education for a full year (July 1-June 30) including a well-attended annual meeting.
Sponsor both Forum and Alliance for a 10% discount!
|Signage at Annual Meeting*||x||x||x||x|
|Logo and link included on Annual Meeting webpage and program*||x||x||x||x|
|Provide materials for participants at Annual Meeting*||x||x||x||x|
|Number of Annual Meeting registration fees waived*||3||2||1||1|
|Recognition on website||x||x||x||x|
|Recognition in bimonthly newsletter||x||x||x||x|
|Recognition in quarterly webinar series||x||x||x||x|
|Receive Annual Meeting attendee list*
(# of weeks in advance)
|Make remarks at Annual Meeting*||x||x|
|Ad in Annual Meeting program*||1/2 page||1/4 page|
|Case study/advertisement in newsletter
(once per year)
|Marketing email to attendees of the Annual Meeting*||x|
*Annual Meeting benefits
Interested in sponsoring one or both of these groups? Please contact Kay Hulstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Director, Operations and Program Implementation, Programs and Services
Kay Hulstrom serves as WICHE’s associate director of operations and academic leadership initiatives. She works on a variety of projects including Interstate Passport®, the Western Academic Leadership Forum, and the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders. The latter two are membership organizations for the chief academic officers of WICHE-region two and four-year institutions and system offices. She holds a B.S. in finance from Colorado State University.
Manager, Community Engagement and Development, Programs and Services
Olivia Tufo is the manager of community engagement and development for the Programs & Services unit at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). The Programs and Services unit broadens student access to postsecondary education and fosters higher education collaborations that increase institutional effectiveness. Tufo manages membership of the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders and the Western Academic Leadership Forum. Tufo also works on initiatives that bring together the West’s higher education leaders to address common goals and issues, such as the No Holding Back study and the Interstate Passport Network which aims to streamline the student transfer process through a nationwide network of institutions.