RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) will be presented with
the latest information on student success at the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities.
These findings will be presented at Council’s regular business meeting on Tuesday,
May 20, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm at Ferrum College in Dyer Hall. The report will detail
Virginia’s performance in terms of graduation rates nationally and offer additional
ways to measure and improve outcomes for students who continue their education after
Council will also be updated on the work of the Private and Out-of-State Post-secondary
Education (POPE) unit at its Tuesday meeting. This SCHEV section protects the educational
investments of almost 58,000 students in Virginia through the certification of for-profit
and out-of-state institutions.
Council’s regular business meeting will be preceded on Monday, May 19, with its annual
joint meeting with the Private College Advisory Board (PCAB). The PCAB meeting will
be held from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Ferrum College’s Franklin Hall. Council members and
presidents of Virginia’s private not-for-profit colleges and universities will discuss
the creation and implementation of a statewide strategic plan, the Tuition Assistance
Grant (TAG), and other matters important to private colleges and universities.
The Academic Advisory Committee and TJ21 Implementation Committee will also meet on
Monday, May 19, at 1:30 pm in Stanley Library. Reports from those committees will
be heard in full Council on Tuesday, and action taken where appropriate.
SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education.
The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and
General Assembly, and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities
on higher education issues. Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at
For more information, contact Kirsten Nelson, Director of Government Relations and
Communications, at KirstenNelson@schev.edu or (804) 225-2627.