Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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William Francis Galvin
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Education/Arts: Administration Board of Higher Education;

E27 Board of Higher Education

E28 Department of Higher Education


E27 Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108-1696
Tel: 617-994-6950
Fax: 617-727-6397
www.mass.edu
E-mail: bhe@bhe.mass.edu

The Board of Higher Education is the coordinating board for twenty nine institutions of public higher education: the University of Massachusetts, seven liberal arts colleges, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and 15 community colleges. The board is responsible for defining the mission of the higher education system and its three segments: the university, state college, and community college segments. The university segment operates autonomously as the University of Massachusetts and its five campuses. The board makes recommendations to the university on its annual budget. The board's responsibilities for the state college and community college segment are as follows: academic affairs; budget preparation; fiscal and management affairs; planning, research, and development; student services; and employee relations. The board will continue to approve new degree programs in public sector and new charter amendments in private sector. The board oversees the following offices: Policy and Planning; Admissions and Financial Aid; Human Resources; and the General Counsel.


E28 Department of Higher Education
Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108-1696
Tel: 617-994-6950
Fax: 617-727-6397
www.mass.edu

The Department of Higher Education is the supporting staff to the Board of Higher Education which is the coordinating board for the institutions of public higher education: the University of Massachusetts, seven liberal arts colleges, Massachusetts College of Art, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and 15 community colleges. The board oversees the following offices: Policy and Planning; Admissions and Financial Aid; Human Resources and the General Counsel.


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