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NEWS RELEASE

Contact:  Kirsten Nelson
(804) 786-2627
kirstennelson@schev.edu
For Immediate Release

July 11, 2013

SCHEV Forum Considers the Future of Higher Education in Virginia

RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will meet July 15-16 to discuss the future of higher education and to consider budget and policy recommendations.

On Monday, SCHEV will hear from several prominent Virginia leaders who have been asked to comment on the state of higher education in Virginia. They also will be invited to share their ideas on the role Council should play in addressing challenges and opportunities facing the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. This forum is in conjunction with Governor’s McDonnell’s Executive Directive No. 6 which calls on SCHEV to review its role in “Sustaining and Enhancing Higher Education Reform, Innovation, and Investment”. It will be held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in House Room 3 at the Virginia Capitol. Following the forum, Council members will remain at the Capitol to discuss the input that was received during the morning session.

The Council will hold its regular business meeting on Tuesday, July 16 from 9:00 am – 12:30 in SCHEV's main conference room on the 9th floor of the James Monroe Building at 101 North 14th Street in Richmond, Virginia. Following remarks from University of Mary Washington President, Rick Hurley, Council will receive a report on potential budget items for the 2014-16 biennium.

The Council will also take action on agenda items considered during the Academic Affairs Committee meeting, which will be held on July 15 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in SCHEV's main conference room. Among those items are newly created Guidelines on Award of Credit for Military Training, Education, and Experience. These guidelines were mandated by legislation passed in the 2012 General Assembly session and developed by SCHEV with the assistance of the Military Education Advisory Committee (MEAC). This collaborative committee includes stakeholders from the public higher education institutions and the McDonnell Administration.

SCHEV is the Commonwealth's coordinating body for Virginia's system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly, and is a resource for information on higher education issues.

For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Communications and Government Relations, at kirstennelson@schev.edu or (804) 225-2627.

 

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