Boulder, Colorado — As the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) convenes its annual meeting of the Legislative Advisory Committee today in Seattle, we are proud to recognize Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Majority Leader Steve Court for their service to this organization and the thousands of students at institutions of higher learning in Arizona.
The important work of WICHE is leveraged by the participation of legislative leaders from throughout the Western United States. Working together, legislators advance the policy goals of increasing student access to higher education and improving student success.
“The participation of key legislative leaders, like Senator Schapira, Representative Court, and others from 11 of the WICHE states, is integral to our work in serving students of the West,” said David Longanecker, WICHE’s president. “The policy discussions at this meeting inform the critical decisions that policymakers must make as they address challenges facing students, institutions, and states in the coming years.”
WICHE works to foster access to higher education and ensure student success through its student exchange programs, regional initiatives, and extensive research and policy work, and the contributions of Senator Schapira and Representative Court have greatly enhanced these efforts. This kind of regional cooperation and policy dialogue serves as a model for the entire country as, together, we move to increase our students’ college and career readiness and our nation’s ability to compete in the global economy.