About WHES
Criteria for Membership
WHES Meetings
Member Meetings
WHES Member List
Steering Committee

The Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES) was formed in 1962 to serve as a voluntary forum for Chief Executive Officers of national higher education associations. The Secretariat is composed of chief executives from approximately fifty associations, each of which serves a significant sector or function in postsecondary education.  Membership is by election of current members.

The primary purposes of the Secretariat are:

  • To provide a forum for association Chief Executives to consider strategic issues, to review trends/challenges confronting higher education and to develop responses, and to learn from colleagues and external experts;
  • To study specific issues through working groups consisting of Secretariat members; and
  • To provide opportunities for networking and collaboration among member associations.

WHES is coordinated by the office of the President of the American Council on Education (ACE).

Points of Contact:
Molly Corbett Broad, Chair, WHES and President, ACE

American Council on Education
Washington Higher Education Secretariat
One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036-1110
Phone: 202-939-9410
Fax: 202-833-4760