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.

The University of Texas is the first system of higher education in the nation to launch an interactive website that provides salary and debt statistics of actual students one year and five years after graduation.

In their most recent analysis, the Education Trust finds encouraging news about black and latino four-year undergraduate enrollments. The report, which employs new data reported to the U.S. Department of Education, identifies leaders and laggards in closing achievement gaps. Access the full report here:

Together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success Team, NASH recently hosted a small group of University System Heads to discuss the unique potential of  harnessing the power of systems to leverage change in higher education. The purpose of the meeting was three-fold:


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

Timothy White

Chancellor, California State University System

Sandra Woodley

President, University of Louisiana System

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