STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH STATE HIGHER EDUCATION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
We are pleased to announce that NASH has formed a strategic alliance with SHEEO, the association of State Higher Education Executive Officers. As the organization of executives of state higher education coordinating bodies and other leaders with statewide higher education responsibilities, SHEEO shares many priorities and concerns with the public university systems that comprise NASH. Although these organizations and their members are different in important ways, there is substantial overlap in both interests and membership.
NASH and SHEEO already work together on several projects related to college readiness and educator preparation. Intentionally including one another in the selected future initiatives will strengthen their scope and help attract external funding. Consideration of shared services is another area of potential collaboration which may provide for more effective use of limited resources. In selected areas, NASH and SHEEO will work to develop a congruent approach for interactions with the federal government, with NASH representation on the SHEEO Federal Relations Committee.
A fundamental element of this alliance is the ongoing identity and independence of each organization. Both will continue to operate with independent governing bodies, bylaws, and staffs.
Greater cooperation between the two associations offers real possibilities for improving service to members, advancing research and program effectiveness, and reducing costs. We look forward to bringing you new opportunities emerging from this alliance in the near future.