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National Council for Higher Education

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It’s here! NCHE Annual Membership Drive

Join or renew today for the 2022-23 membership year.

Membership | Join NCHE Now!

To join NCHE or to renew your membership, please click here to use our online membership page (credit cards accepted) or fill out the appropriate form and send it with a check as instructed on the form. 

Individuals/Associates and Organizations may become members of NCHE so that we can continue to lobby for the interests of our 150,000 NEA higher education members.

Please encourage your colleagues and your organizations to join as well.

2023 Higher Educator of the Year Open for Nominations

What NEA higher educator do you know who is a powerful leader, innovative educator, community activist extraordinaire, or tireless organizer?

Maybe that describes you!

Nominations are open for the Higher Educator of the Year Award given by the NEA and NCHE and generously sponsored by the NEA Foundation with an award of $10,000. The deadline is January 18, 2023. The award is given at the NEA Higher Education Conference in March 2023 and the awardee speaks at the NEA Representative Assembly in July.

Please consider submitting a nomination and share this information widely. The application and further information may be downloaded here.

NCHE Executive Committee

It’s been a while since NCHE members have been able to meet in person. Please take a moment to “meet” the current NCHE Executive Committee through the information provided below. Feel free to reach out to any of these NCHE leaders for information about NCHE or any higher education matters.
DeWayne Sheaffer

DeWayne Sheaffer, NCHE President

Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA [email protected]
Alec Thomson

Alec Thomson, Ph.D., NCHE Vice President

Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI [email protected]
Nandi Riley

Nandi Riley, NCHE Treasurer

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL [email protected]
Marcia Mackey

Marcia Mackey, Ph.D., NCHE Secretary

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI [email protected]
Andrew Sako

Andrew Sako, NCHE Membership Chair

Erie Community College City Campus, Buffalo, NY [email protected]
Philippe Abraham

Philippe Abraham, NCHE Member-At-Large

University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY [email protected]
Candice Shivers

Candice Shivers, NCHE Member-At-Large

Mount Wachusett Community College, Webster, MA [email protected]
Suzanne Sublette

Suzanne Sublette, Ph.D., NCHE Member-At-Large

Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI [email protected]
Vivian Zimmerman

Vivian Zimmerman, NCHE Member-At-Large

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL [email protected]
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