1979: The WICHE Information Clearinghouse begins publishing data

The WICHE Information Clearinghouse – later becoming the WICHE’s Policy Analysis and Research unit – begins collecting and publishing data, including high school graduate projections for the 50 states. The first high school graduate projections are published by WICHE, the National Institute of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association. This publication will later become known as Knocking at the College Door and is published approximately every four years to help stakeholders make prudent decisions related to higher education policy, institutional operations, and long-term planning.

1976: Phillip Sirotkin is appointed executive director

Phillip Sirotkin is appointed the executive director of WICHE.

1968: NCHEMS is established

WICHE establishes the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS).

1960: Robert Kroepsch is appointed executive director

Robert Kroepsch is appointed the executive director of WICHE.

1959: Hawai‘i and Nevada join

Hawai‘i and Nevada join WICHE.

1955: Alaska, California, and Washington join

Alaska, California, and Washington join WICHE.

1955: Harold Enarson is appointed executive director

Harold Enarson is appointed the executive director and the WICHE offices move to Boulder, Colorado.

1955: The WICHE Behavioral Health Program forms

WICHE’s focus expands to include training for mental health professionals and helping institutions grow their graduate nursing programs, forming the WICHE Behavioral Health Program.