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Friday, March 23, 2018

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BOULDER—Dr. Rick Aman, president of the newly created College of Eastern Idaho, has been appointed by Idaho Gov. C.L. (“Butch”) Otter to the governing body of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), the primary regional higher education agency serving a population of 80 million across 16 member states and territories.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

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BOULDER—America’s largest interstate higher education tuition-discount programs set records in 2017-18 for students enrolled and dollars saved. 42,240 students saved more than $403 million—up 7 percent from 2016-17—on three programs managed by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) in its 16 member states and territories, the agency announced today.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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BOULDER—This month, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) will initiate a Task Force on Closing Postsecondary Attainment Gaps—thanks to a $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant—through which WICHE policy and research experts will bring together stakeholders in select states to increase higher education credential attainment for underserved student populations.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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BOULDER—The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education will soon launch a new consortium for colleges and universities that heavily serve Native American Indians and Alaska Natives, with support from a three-year grant from Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BOULDER—Montana Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian was elected Nov. 10 as new chair of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)—the interstate agency for public higher education in the Western United States—at WICHE’s fall Commission meeting in Denver.

As chair through November 2018, Christian will lead WICHE’s 48-member commission of higher education executives and influencers. This commission governs a robust slate of program, research, and policy work—executed by WICHE’s staff of 60 based in Boulder, Colo.—that increases public higher education affordability, access, and resource-sharing in WICHE’s 16 member states and territories serving a western U.S. population of over 75 million.

His election was unanimous, as was the vice chair election of North Dakota state senator Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks, a WICHE commissioner since 2013.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Boulder, Colorado – The Western Academic Leadership Forum (the Forum) presented the 2017 Academic Leaders Tool of the Year Award to Portland State University for its Desk Manuals Tool on Thursday, April 27, in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the Forum’s Annual Meeting. The theme of the annual meeting was “Designing for Quality in Higher Education Facet by Facet,” and the event’s keynote speech was delivered by WICHE President Joe Garcia.

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