Yesterday, NASH joined ACE and other major higher education associations in a letter to Secretary Kelly regarding the recent executive order on visas and refugees.  Please see this link for the full text:

The Association of Governing Boards (AGB) assembled a Task Force to study the question of how to ensure effective board governance across the nation’s approximately 55 public higher education systems.

The August 2016 NASH Newsletter is attached.

Rebecca Martin, NASH, and Sharmila Basu Mann, SHEEO, published the SHEEO/NASH Roadmap to College Readiness.  To develop the Roadmap, they intereviewed state and system leaders in ten states.

The March 2016 NASH Newsletter is attached.


There continues to be significant momentum behind efforts to raise K-12 education standards across the country so that more students graduate high school prepared for postsecondary success. In this new era of P-20 education, Higher education has a significant role to play in the pathway from K-12 to college completion.

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. 


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)


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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