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 cost drivers in higher education, the value of higher education, free college proposals, early college, dual and concurrent enrollment, outcomes-based funding, state goals, and college affordability.

Committee membership is comprised of legislative delegates to the NEBHE Board and two to three additional sitting legislators from each state, nominated by respective state legislative delegates to the NEBHE Board.

The LAC is managed by Stephanie Murphy, Associate Director of Policy Research and Analysis at NEBHE. If you have any questions about the committee — including membership, past meetings, legislation, etc. — please contact Stephanie at smurphy@nebhe.org.