NEBHE began convening the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC) semi-annually in 2013. The purpose of the committee is threefold:

  1. Strengthen state higher education policymaking in New England;
  2. Promote regional dialogue and greater interstate collaboration; and
  3. Inform and advise NEBHE’s policy analysis, research and program activities.

Recent LAC meetings have included discussions on supporting adult learners, promoting equity in college admissions, strengthening higher education and workforce alignment, understanding implications of transcript and registration hold policies, supporting community colleges’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding higher education in prison opportunities, and more.

Committee membership is comprised of legislative delegates to the NEBHE Board and additional sitting legislators from each state who are passionate about higher education issues.

If you have any questions about the committee, including membership, past meetings, legislation, etc., please contact