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Alaska

University of Alaska System
James R. Johnsen, President
202 Butrovich Building, Box 755000
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 35,000

Alabama

University of Alabama System
C. Ray Hayes, Chancellor
1720 2nd Avenue South, AB 8600
Birmingham, Alabama 35294
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 65,500

With more than 65,500 students, The University of Alabama System is Alabama’s largest higher education enterprise, comprised of three dynamic institutions striving to provide the people of Alabama with regionally and nationally prominent teaching, research, and service programs with a profound impact on our state.

Arkansas

Arkansas State University System
Charles L. Welch, President
501 Woodlane Drive, Suite 600
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Number of Schools in System: 5
Number of Students in System: 23,300

The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,000 students throughout Arkansas with a total operating budget of $258 million.

The ASU System includes Arkansas State University, a four-year research institution in Jonesboro with an instructional site in Paragould and degree centers in Beebe, Mountain Home, Blytheville, Forrest City, and West Memphis. Its two-year college institutions include ASU-Beebe, with additional campuses in Heber Springs and Searcy and an instructional site at Little Rock Air Force Base; ASU-Newport, with additional campuses in Jonesboro and Marked Tree; ASU-Mountain Home; and ASU Mid-South.

Dr. Charles L. Welch serves as president of the ASU System at its administrative offices in Little Rock. The chancellors are Dr. Lynita Cooksey, Interim Chancellor at Arkansas State, Dr. Karla Fisher at ASU-Beebe, Dr. Sandra Massey at ASU-Newport; Dr. Robin Myers at ASU-Mountain Home and Dr. Debra West at ASU Mid-South. A five-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor governs the system.

The ASU System provides a wide range of degree and certificate programs, serves as a leading voice on state higher education issues, and supports significant programs for the state and region, including economic development initiatives, the Arkansas Biosciences Institute, and Arkansas heritage sites.

The mission of the ASU System is to contribute to the educational, cultural, and economic advancement of Arkansas by providing quality general undergraduate education and specialized programs leading to certificate, associate, baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees; by encouraging the pursuit of research, scholarly inquiry, and creative activity; and by bringing these intellectual resources together to develop the economy of the state and the education of its citizens throughout their lives.

Arizona

Arizona Board of Regents
Eileen I. Klein, President
2020 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 152,933

Three institutions and the statewide distance learning network, distance learning consortium.

California

The California State University System
Timothy P. White, Chancellor
401 Golden Shore, Suite 641
Long Beach, California 90802-4275
Number of Schools in System: 23
Number of Students in System: 460,000
University of California
Janet Napolitano, President
1111 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94607-5200
Number of Schools in System: 10
Number of Students in System: 238,700

Ten institutions, three affiliated national laboratories, five medical centers.

Colorado

Colorado State University System
Anthony A. Frank, Chancellor
475 17th Street, Suite 1550
Denver, Colorado 80202
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 40,000
University of Colorado System
Bruce D. Benson, President
1800 Grant Street, Suite 800
Denver, Colorado 80203
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 59,677

Connecticut

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Mark E. Ojakian, President
39 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2337
Number of Schools in System: 17
Number of Students in System: 92,000

Georgia

University System of Georgia
Steve Wrigley, Chancellor
270 Washington Street, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-9007
Number of Schools in System: 28
Number of Students in System: 321,551

Hawaii

University of Hawai'i System
David Lassner, President
2444 Dole Street, Bachman 202
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2399
Number of Schools in System: 10
Number of Students in System: 57,052

Ten campuses and eight research, educational and training centers.

Iowa

Iowa Board of Regents
Bob Donley, Executive Director
11260 Aurora Ave.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322-7905
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 75,500

Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education
Matt Freeman, Executive Director
650 West State St., Rm. 307, P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0037
Number of Schools in System: 9
Number of Students in System: 56,000

Four 4-year, three community colleges and two technical colleges.

Illinois

Southern Illinois University
Randy J. Dunn, President
1400 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901-6801
Number of Schools in System: 2
Number of Students in System: 32,000

Two institutions with multiple locations.

University of Illinois
Timothy L. Killeen, President
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 80,292

Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents
Blake Flanders, President and CEO
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 520
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Number of Schools in System: 32

The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges).

In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.

Louisiana

Southern University System
Ray L. Belton, President-Chancellor
J.S. Clark Administration Bldg
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 15,000

Three universities at five locations.

University of Louisiana System
James B. Henderson, President
1201 North Third St., Suite 7-300
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Number of Schools in System: 9
Number of Students in System: 90,000

Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts
Martin T. Meehan, J.D., President
One Beacon Street, 31st Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Number of Schools in System: 5
Number of Students in System: 72,796

The University of Massachusetts is the Commonwealth’s only public research university system. It consists of five campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and UMass Medical School in Worcester. The University also has a satellite in Springfield and a School of Law in Dartmouth.

Maryland

University System of Maryland
Robert L. Caret, Chancellor
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-1690
Number of Schools in System: 12
Number of Students in System: 168,126

Twelve institutions and two regional centers.

Maine

University of Maine System
James H. Page, Chancellor
16 Central Street
Bangor, Maine 04401-5106
Number of Schools in System: 7
Number of Students in System: 40,000

Seven universities and nine regional outreach centers.

Minnesota

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
Steven J. Rosenstone, Chancellor
30 7th Street East, Suite 350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Number of Schools in System: 31
Number of Students in System: 435,000

The MnSCU system has 31 institutions with 54 campuses conveniently located in 47 Minnesota communities that serve more than 430,000 students.

Missouri

University of Missouri System
Michael A. Middleton, J.D., President
321 University Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211-3020
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 77,283

Mississippi

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
Glenn F. Boyce, Commissioner
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, Mississippi MS
Number of Schools in System: 8
Number of Students in System: 83,143

Montana

Montana University System
Clayton Christian, Commissioner
2500 E. Broadway St., P.O. Box 203201
Helena, Montana 59620-3101
Number of Schools in System: 16
Number of Students in System: 47,000

The sixteen universities and colleges of the Montana University System (MUS) collectively enroll over 46,000 students.

North Carolina

University of North Carolina
Margaret Spellings, President
910 Raleigh Road Box 2688
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515-2688
Number of Schools in System: 17
Number of Students in System: 220,000

The University of North Carolina is a multi-campus university dedicated to serving our state and its people through world-class teaching, research and scholarship, and outreach and service. The oldest public university in the nation, UNC traces its roots to the state’s 1776 constitution, which held that “All useful Learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one or more Universities.” Today, more than 220,000 students are enrolled on 16 university campuses across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the country’s first public, residential high school for gifted students.

Nebraska

Nebraska State College System
Stanley Carpenter, Chancellor
1327 H. Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4605
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 9,000

The Nebraska State College System serves close to 9,000 students from Nebraska and surrounding states through three geographically diverse institutions: Chadron State CollegePeru State College and Wayne State College Combined, the three colleges offer more than 200 degree, certificate, and pre-professional programs that are accessible on the three campuses, via the internet, and in several satellite locations throughout the state. 

University of Nebraska System
Hank M. Bounds, President
3835 Holdrege St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0745
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 50,000

The University of Nebraska is a four-campus, public university that was founded in 1869. It exists today to serve Nebraskans through quality teaching, research, outreach and engagement. 

New Hampshire

University System of New Hampshire
Todd J. Leach, Chancellor
5 Chenell Drive, Suite 301
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 34,000

The University System of New Hampshire is the largest provider of postsecondary education in the State of New Hampshire and includes the University of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire School of Law, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College.

New York

City University of New York
James B. Milliken, Chancellor
205 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017
Number of Schools in System: 24
Number of Students in System: 269,000
State University of New York
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor
353 Broadway
Albany, New York 12246-0001
Number of Schools in System: 64
Number of Students in System: 460,000

The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. SUNY's impact in New York State and across the globe begins with 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Frank Brogan, Chancellor
2986 North Second Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-1200
Number of Schools in System: 14
Number of Students in System: 100,000

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Jim Purcell, Commissioner
560 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Number of Schools in System: 6
Number of Students in System: 42,000

Three four-year, and three two-year public institutions.

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
Mike Rush, Executive Director
306 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 200
Pierre, South Dakota 57501-2545
Number of Schools in System: 6
Number of Students in System: 25,000

Tennessee

Tennessee Board of Regents
Dr. Flora Tydings, Chancellor
1 Bridgestone Park, Third Floor
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Number of Schools in System: 46
Number of Students in System: 171,500

The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is one of the nation's largest higher education systems, governing 46 post-secondary educational institutions. The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.

University of Tennessee System
Joe DiPietro, President
831 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0180
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 48,000

Texas

Texas A & M University System
John Sharp, Chancellor
301 Tarrow St.
College Station, Texas 77840-7896
Number of Schools in System: 12
Number of Students in System: 115,000

Twelve universities and numerous research centers.

Texas State University System
Brian McCall, Chancellor
208 E. 10th Street, Suite 600
Austin, Texas 78701-2407
Number of Schools in System: 8
Number of Students in System: 76,000
Texas Tech University System
Robert Duncan, Chancellor
P.O. Box 42013
Lubbock, Texas 79409
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 44,000
The University of Texas System
William H. McRaven, Chancellor
601 Colorado Street
Austin, Texas 78701-2982
Number of Schools in System: 8
Number of Students in System: 211,000

Nine universities, six health science centers.

University of Houston System
Renu Khator, Chancellor/President
4800 Calhoun
Houston, Texas 77204-2162
Number of Schools in System: 4
Number of Students in System: 38,500

Four universities and two teaching centers,.

University of North Texas System
Lee F. Jackson, Chancellor
1901 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Number of Schools in System: 3
Number of Students in System: 37,000

Utah

Utah System of Higher Education
David L. Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1284
Number of Schools in System: 8
Number of Students in System: 160,000

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin System
Ray Cross, President
1720 Van Hise Hall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1559
Number of Schools in System: 15
Number of Students in System: 182,000

Fifteen institutions (13 University of Wisconsin institutions, the 13 consolidated University of Wisconsin Colleges, and UW Extension).  

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
Paul Hill, Chancellor
1018 Kanawha Blvd., East, Suite 700
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
Number of Schools in System: 13
Number of Students in System: 69,000

Mission

Formed in 1979 for the purpose of seeking improvement in the organization and governance of public higher education systems, NASH serves as a forum for the exchange of views and information among its members and with other higher education organizations, with special attention to the perspectives, problems, and opportunities of heads of systems as a unique category of higher education executives.

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Board of Directors

Committee Members

Hank Bounds

President, University of Nebraska

David Buhler

Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education

Clayton Christian

Commissioner, Montana University System

Joe DiPietro

President, University of Tennessee System

Lee Jackson

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

David Lassner

President, University of Hawai'i System

Nancy Zimpher

Chancellor, State University of New York (SUNY)

Officers

Robert L. Caret

Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Eileen Klein

President, Arizona Board of Regents

Rebecca Martin

Executive Director, NASH

Timothy White

Chancellor, California State University System

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