WICHE Media Mentions
Declining enrollment at colleges and universities in Minnesota is making it tougher for some schools. There is a drop in the number of high school graduates, the pool of potential college students. The number of high school graduates in Minnesota, currently in the midst of a dip, is expected to see a bump around 2025, before declining again, according to projections from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
Following a competitive application process, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has selected Wyoming as one of three Western states to receive funding and technical support to look at gaps in educational attainment. Wyoming’s WICHE-sponsored task force will work with diverse stakeholders from education, industry and state government to develop policy recommendations designed to increase the number of people in the state with advanced degrees.
Pierce College Dean for Business and Social Sciences Sachi Horback, Ph.D was recently honored with the Bernice Joseph Award, a national award given annually by the Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (the Alliance). Horback was honored for creating for "The Faculty of Color Mentorship;" a program for recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty members. It is the first cross-institutional program of its kind in the nation.