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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.

NCHE Elections: Thursday, March 16, 2023

NCHE will hold elections for officer and executive committee positions during its Regular Annual Meeting on March 16, 2023, held in conjunction with the NEA Higher Education Conference in San Jose, CA. If needed, a runoff would occur on Friday, March 17, 2023. Positions open for nomination are:

  • Secretary (3-year term)
  • Treasurer (3-year term)
  • At-Large Member (3-year term)

Nominations will be taken from the floor during Session I of the meeting, with voting taking place at the close of Session I. Candidates may submit a statement in writing of one standard page in length, with no links to additional information, that will be posted to the NCHE website as soon as practicable after submission. Candidates also may address the membership in attendance at the meeting during Session I for up to three minutes.

NCHE Candidate Statements

NEA Candidates Seeking NCHE Endorsement

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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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.