On July 7, NASH, along with the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and Higher Education for Higher Standards, released a Read More

At today’s White House Summit on College Opportunity, National Association of System Heads Chair Nancy L.

NASH and Sightlines have agreed to work together to advance system-level capacity for improvements in facilities financing for public higher education. Sightlines is a national consulting group with unique experience and capacity in measurement, benchmarking and analysis of capital investment and facilities operations in higher education.

This month's newsletter highlights recent national research on topics of particular interest to system heads: trends in costs and spending; new ways to measure attrition; 'and value-added' measures of institutional effectiveness.

We at NASH see the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as an important tool for ensuring an education that is of quality and for improving college readiness, access, and success.

On January 16, the President and First Lady convened a summit at the White House with a focus on increasing college opportunity. A prevailing theme of the summit was to increase access to higher education using promises from system heads, college presidents, and business and not-for-profit leaders.

The National Association of System Heads (NASH) today released the results of a study of the institutional research (IR) function among public university systems and the colleges and universities that comprise them


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


Robert L. Caret

Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Rebecca Martin

Executive Director, NASH

John Morgan

Chancellor, Tennessee Board of Regents

Nancy Zimpher

Chancellor, State University of New York (SUNY)

Committee Members

Lee Jackson

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Michael Martin

Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado State University System

Tom Ross

President, University of North Carolina System

Jack Warner

Executive Director and CEO, South Dakota Board of Regents

Timothy White

Chancellor, California State University System

Sandra Woodley

President, University of Louisiana System

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