Leaders of the nation’s four regional higher-education compacts meet in Boulder

Leaders of the nation’s four regional higher-education compacts meet in Boulder

Stephen Pruitt, president of the Southern Regional Education Board; Demarée Michelau, president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; Susan Heegaard, president of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and Michael Thomas, president and CEO of the New England Board of Higher Education

On May 7, WICHE President Demarée Michelau hosted a get-together in Boulder of the leaders of WICHE’s counterpart organizations in the South, the Midwest, and the Northeast. The four compact presidents also met with Sally Johnstone, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), and Robert E. Anderson, president of the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO), the other organizations that are located with WICHE in the State Higher Education Policy Center. Shown during a break in their discussions are, from left, Stephen Pruitt, president of the Southern Regional Education Board, who took office in July 2018; Michelau, appointed in December 2018; Susan Heegaard, selected as president of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact in September 2018; and Michael Thomas, president and CEO of the New England Board of Higher Education since 2013.