Higher Education, Western Interstate Commission for

Facilitates resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West, including New Mexico, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska, Washington, California, Nevada, Hawaii, North/South Dakota, and Northern Mariana Islands. It provides tuition assistance for out of state study and student exchange programs such as professional student exchange program, western undergraduate exchange, and western regional graduate program.
Board Websitehttps://www.wiche.edu/about-us/wiche-commission/
Policy AreaEducation
Governor Appointments3
Total Board Positions48
Statutory AuthorityRCW 28B.70.020 (ratifying the Western Regional Education Compact)
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationReimbursement by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education for expenses.
Term Length (years)4
Statutory Term Limits
Member Requirements: The Governor of each compacting state shall appoint three resident members. At all times one commissioner from each compacting state shall be an educator engaged in the field of higher education in their state.