Higher Ed for Higher Standards Video

Featuring footage from the joint SHEEO and NASH meeting in Santa Fe in July 2015, this video describes the mission and growth of the coalition Higher Ed for Higher Standards. 

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.

On August 22, President Obama spoke before thousands about the need to ensure college affordability for all students. During his speech at the SUNY campus, the President emphasized that higher education was “the best ticket to upward mobility” and that for some, such an opportunity is becoming close to unattainable.


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.

Learn More

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

Timothy White

Chancellor, California State University System

Sandra Woodley

President, University of Louisiana System

Contact Button