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Each leadership council has a NASH liaison lead that works with a steering committee of representatives from its membership to design agendas, invite presentations, and facilitate discussions. The benefits of  leadership councils include: 

  • Participate in an open forum for the exchange of ideas 
  • Share problems of practice and learn potential solutions 
  • Network with colleagues who share the distinct challenge of leadership at the system level 
  • Provide feedback on proposed NASH policies and programs 
  • Receive updates on NASH’s transformation agenda  

Below you will find information on each of our leadership councils as well as details on how to join. Leadership council meeting dates are also maintained on our NASH calendar.

System Heads Council

System heads; to promote candid exchanges, members are not able to send designees to these meetings.

Liaison: Jason E. Lane, PhD, President & Chief Systemness Officer

Senior Academic Officers Council (SAOs)

System provosts or other system-level leaders with purview over academics regardless of title.

Liaison: Carleen Vande Zande, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer

Chief Financial/Business Officers Council (in partnership with NACUBO)

In partnership with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), this forum is for executives with purview over fiscal and financial matters.

Liaison: Jason E. Lane, PhD, President & Chief Systemness Officer

Council on Student Success

System staff with primary responsibility for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This group leads the development of NASH's Equity Action Agenda.

Liaison: Carleen Vande Zande, PhD, Chief Academic Officer

Council on Communications and Government Relations (CGR)

System staff with primary responsibility for public and government relations; more than one staff member from a system may attend as appropriate based on each system’s division of labor.

Liaison: Jessica Todtman, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Refugee Resettlement Initiative (RRI) Champions

RRI Champions include system faculty, staff, and students leading efforts to establish programs and services in support of refugees.

Liaison: Jane Roche, Program Manager

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