CSUN President Reappointed to Higher Education Commission

  • CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison has been reappointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. She was first appointed to WICHE in 2011.

California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison has been reappointed to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Harrison, who was first appointed to the commission by California Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011, is the immediate past chair of the commission. The nonprofit organization facilitates collaboration between state governments, undergraduate and graduate student interstate exchange agreements and provides data and policy analysis for educators, policymakers and governors in 15 Western states and the U.S. Pacific territories.

“It’s an honor to be reappointed to WICHE and represent California,” Harrison said. “WICHE’s focus on student access and success is in alignment with CSUN’s mission and priorities. I look forward to continued service with an organization that plays such a vital role in higher education in the western United States.”

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education and its members work collaboratively to expand educational opportunity and excellence. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing and sound public policy among states and institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic and civic life. WICHE’s 16 members include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific territories and freely associated states (the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is the first of the group to participate).

In addition to her service on WICHE, Harrison has served on more than 80 boards and committees of national, state and local organizations. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment and is a commissioner on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ Senior College and University Commission.