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Click here to learn more about each of the members of the Commission for Higher Educaiton

The Commission for Higher Education is the governing body responsible for overseeing post secondary institutions. The body is empowered to make budgetary recommendations to the Indiana State General Assembly and tuition recommendations to colleges and universities.  The ICHE also has final approval powers over the creation of degree programs.

 

The commission is composed of 14-members appointed by the governor, including  one faculty representative chosen from among the state’s professors and one student representative chosen from the state’s undergraduate population.  These appointments are not subject to legislative approval and there are no requirement other than that they do not seek elected office.

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A committee of Purdue University trustees heard the sales pitch to create an Honors College on the West Lafayette campus during their meeting Monday. The Academic Affairs committee passed a proposal to create the college, which would bring honors programs from the university and five separate academic departments under one roof starting in the Fall […]

Meet The Board Behind Tuition Increases

Click here to view a yearbook-style ‘who’s-who’ on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. In Indiana, there is a powerful 14 member panel that’s responsible for recommending tuition whose members you may not have heard of. The commission is not officially political, but as gubernatorial appointees, they often show loyalty to Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, […]

As Indiana Tuition Increases, So Does Student Debt

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Governor Daniels Announces New Appointments to the Commission on Higher Education

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