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National Council for Higher Education

Your advocate for higher education.
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NCHE represents higher educators within the NEA. Its purpose is to make NEA higher education voices heard in a big, powerful, important organization in which we are a smaller but critical element of the broader membership. NCHE advocates for higher education services and programs that connects with NEA’s mission and vision within our national organization. 

NEA Higher Education Conference Needs NCHE Members - Deadline Extended to Monday, February 22

We need NCHE Members IN THE (virtual) HOUSE!  Please register for this informative meeting that is full of great opportunities to learn and connect.  


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Show Your Higher Ed Pride! NEA PAC Auction Seeking Higher Ed Items

At the NEA meetings in March, including theNEA Higher Education Conference, National Leadership Summit, and NEA-Retired Organizing Meeting, the NEA PAC will hold a silent auction.  Higher Educators – show your strength as a powerful component of the NEA membership! 

Submit Auction Item Information Here

NCHE 2021 Elections: Call for Nominations

The following positions are open for the 2021 elections to the NCHE Executive Committee:

  • President, 3-year term
  • Vice-President, 3-year term
  • At-Large, 3-year term
  • Membership, 1-year term

Each candidate must hold current NCHE Individual Membership. You may join NCHE here: Join NCHE Now

Nominations will occur during the NCHE virtual meeting on March 10, 2021. Voting, as necessitated by the pandemic and the virtual rather than in-person meeting, will be by paper ballot via mail in the days and weeks following the nominations. More details on this process will be shared soon.

For further information on NCHE elections, please contact NCHE Elections, Endorsements, and Credentials Committee Chair, Marcia Mackey, at

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. 

IndividualsAssociates, 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.

National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.