NewsCap Archive

August 2017

August NewsCap Cover
  • WCET’s Z Initiative targets soaring textbook costs
  • Digital Inclusion Award honoree brings NASA imprimatur to tribal college
  • 20,000-plus Passports awarded in program's first broad-launch year
  • 100 visit Salt Lake for WCET Leadership Summit
  • New Mexico tribal institution first to join SARA distance-ed initiative
  • WICHE Reading Room
  • Underserved areas gain from WICHE-backed psychology internships
  • WICHE welcomes new commissioner Nick Hacker
  • Save these dates!
  • WICHE on the road
  • Did you know?


June 2017

June 2017 NewsCap Cover
  • Five WICHE Commissioners appointed, two reappointed
  • WRGP adds 50 graduate programs
  • Reports released on tuition and fees in Western states, distance education enrollment
  • Interstate Passport Network announces new members
  • College in High School Alliance kicks off


April 2017

WICHE April 2017 News letter cover graphic

April Highlights

  • WICHE Commission News
  • WICHE Media Coverage
  • WICHE Program and Initiative Updates



February 2017

February 2017 NewsCap cover
  • Record-setting enrollment, savings for WICHE’s student exchange programs
  • New website for Knocking at the College Door projections and trends
  • Upcoming meetings for chief academic officers of two- and four-year institutions and systems
  • Interstate PassportSM initiative continues to scale up


December 2016

2016 WICHE NewsCap Cover
  • 9th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates released on December 6
  • WICHE Commission elects new officers
  • Record Western Undergraduate Exchange enrollments reported
  • New tuition and fees and 2016 legislative actions reports available
  • WCET webcast explores 2016 election results



August 2016

August 2016 Newscap Cover
  • WICHE President Joe Garcia begins his outreach to Western states.
  • Eleven institutions in Hawai‘i, Utah, and Wyoming to begin awarding Interstate Passport this fall.
  • Matt Freeman, Jim Hansen reappointed to WICHE Commission, and WCET Executive Council welcomes two new members.
  • Aspiring chief academic officers from WICHE states begin yearlong professional development program.
  • Registration now open for Interstate Passport webinars, WCET Annual Meeting, and workshop for state authorization compliance managers.


June 2016

Cover thumbnail of WICHE NewsCap Publication, June 2016
  • Joe Garcia assumes presidency of WICHE.
  • WICHE region’s Pacific Islands membership now includes Guam.
  • The latest data on college tuition and fees in Western states.
  • 31 new high-quality graduate programs available through WRGP.
  • Key elements of Interstate Passport Framework now in place.
  • New from WCET: distance education enrollment, open educational resources, academic integrity.