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State Sen. Andy Zay to attend annual Midwestern Higher Education Compact Commission Meeting and Policy Forum

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 14, 2018) – State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will attend the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Commission Meeting and Policy Forum Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16.

The MHEC Commission’s mission is to provide greater higher education opportunities and services across the Midwest, including Indiana.

Increasing productivity, reducing administrative costs and increasing student opportunities are among several initiatives the commission executes. The MHEC caters to each state’s needs when creating solutions to serve individuals and institutions.

The MHEC is made up of 12 member states. Between 2017 and 2018, the MHEC helped save Hoosiers $5,987,895. Improving institutional funding and increasing student recruitment will be topics of discussion during this conference.

“As an MHEC commissioner, I look forward to learning about resources and opportunities that could save Indiana millions of dollars,” Zay said. “One of my goals for the meeting is to engage with my peers from other states to bring ideas for quality higher education initiatives back to our state. It is important to understand what works well in our neighboring states and see how those opportunities might reward students and administrators in Indiana.”

The Commission Meeting and Policy Forum will be held in Fargo, North Dakota.


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