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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

WICHE is closely monitoring the outbreak of “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes, which has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). To inform and facilitate your response to a rapidly changing situation, WICHE has compiled the following set of resources, which will be updated as new information becomes available.


WICHE Legislative Advisory Committee Annual Meeting 2019

September 12-13, 2019

Courtyard Portland City Center | Portland, OR

Contact Christina Sedney with questions.

Agenda and Presentations from the 2019 Annual Meeting | Portland, Oregon

Agenda and Presentations from Annual Meetings 2007-2018


The WICHE Commissioners created the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) in 1995 to inform the Commission and staff about significant legislative issues related to higher education; provide input on WICHE initiatives; and advise staff on program considerations related to WICHE's policy workshops. Today, the LAC serves these purposes and also works to strengthen state policymaking in higher education in the West by engaging legislators who are appointed by the WICHE Commission in the discussion of relevant higher education issues and by seeking their input on strategies for interstate collaboration. WICHE also serves as an information resource for LAC members. The LAC meets annually (generally in September), and members are invited to other WICHE activities, such as policy forums and webinars.

WICHE Commissioners who are state legislators are automatically appointed to the LAC. Each WICHE state and territory is allotted up to four LAC members. Each LAC member serves a two-year term and may be reappointed at the discretion of their state's WICHE Commissioners.