Nevada WICHE would like to say goodbye to its long-time Executive Commissioner, Carl Shaff. Carl generously served on our Commission since October 1999.
Carl had enduring compassion for students and education. His tireless contributions were widespread, from the most rural areas of Nevada to the entire western region. He made countless impacts on the lives of Nevadans, was ardently committed to the agency, and cared deeply for his staff and fellow commissioners. The insight and knowledge he brought to WICHE will be truly missed.
Carl will remain in our hearts and memories, and his spirit will live on
through the endeavors of the agency.
The next WICHE Commission meeting is scheduled for February 2014.
Loan Repayment Application Deadline is April 15, 2014
Under NRS 397, WICHE carries out the goals, objectives, and programs of the multi-state Western Regional Education Compact, and shares resources with Nevada's higher education institutions and safety net providers to offer educational, financial, and health care assistance to Nevada citizens. WICHE enhances workforce and economic development by providing the state highly-trained, qualified professionals in diversified areas of established need.
WICHE serves Nevada residents who are seeking a relatively affordable education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, students seeking financial and access assistance to acquire a professional degree in high-demand fields, and Nevadans in need of health care with an emphasis on underserved populations.
Impacts on Nevada
Educational Development by providing financial assistance, reduced tuition, and/or preferential admission to Nevada students at participating institutions.
Workforce Development by guaranteeing that WICHE-supported professionals work in Nevada for a minimum of 2-4 years to meet workforce shortages. Many remain in Nevada and continue to provide needed services indefinitely.
Health Care by requiring professionals to provide services in their given health care fields in urban, rural, and underserved locations. Nevadans throughout the state have access to care on a continuous, consistent basis that may otherwise not be available.
Economic Development by generating additional employment opportunities and income that contribute to the local tax base, and helping Nevada attract and retain businesses and jobs.