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For Two-Year Chief Academic Officers

The members of the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (Alliance) are two-year public and private colleges as well as related state system offices and governing and coordinating boards. Their chief academic officers comprise the heart of the Alliance’s network, which is governed by Executive Committee according to 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, alongside WICHE’s network of funders and partners
  • Complimentary or discounted meeting registration for Alliance 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 community colleges and technical schools represented by their chief academic officers. System offices and statewide governing and coordinating boards associated with two-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 applying, please contact Kay Hulstrom at khulstrom@wiche.edu or 303.541.0294.


Annual (July 1-June 30) membership dues for eligible community colleges and technical schools are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) 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.

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Join the Alliance

The Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders is an outstanding way to keep up with important issues affecting senior academic leaders at two-year institutions across the West.