Partner Organizations

American Association of State Colleges and Universities


American Council on Education


Association of American Colleges and Universities


Association of Governing Boards (AGB)


Association of Public and Land-grant Universities


Complete College America


Council for Adult and Experiential Learning


Data Quality Campaign


Delta Cost Project


Education Trust


Higher Ed for Higher Standards


National Governors' Association Center for Best Practaices


National-Professional Science Masters Program Administrators (NPSMA)


Professional Science Masters


State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)



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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