The State Higher Education Executive Officers is the national association of the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education. Founded in 1954, SHEEO serves its members as an advocate for state policy leadership, as a liaison between states and the federal government, as a vehicle for learning from and collaborating with peers, and as a source of information and analysis on educational and public policy issues. SHEEO seeks to advance public policies and educational practices to achieve more widespread access and successful participation in higher education, more new discoveries through research, and more applications of knowledge that improve the quality of human lives.

SHEEO Members

2014-2015 Action Plan

Services to Members

Collaborating Organizations

Regional Compacts
National Association of System Heads (NASH)
Council of Chief State School Officers
National Center for Education Statistics
Higher Education Associations
State Policy Associations


Our facilities at the State Higher Education Policy Center (SHEPC)

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