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Higher Education Coordinating Council

Driven by a changing economy the Florida Legislature has reemphasized in statute that a system of high quality postsecondary education is in the best interest of the public. Envisioning a collaborative system that functions cooperatively with all sectors and offers programs with emphasis on meeting state and national needs, in 2011, the Higher Education Coordinating Council (HECC) was established to stimulate such a collaborative higher education system.

Grouping the chief executives from Florida’s delivery systems with business sector/industry appointees, the Council is perhaps the first truly organized approach to grapple with the new crush of proprietary demands each executive and their respective governing boards face. The HECC is the primary and most efficient tool the Legislature has to ensure that bold ideas are vetted while legal obligations are met.

Through the work of the Council, silos have been diminished and frank, open, and informed discussions regarding Florida’s priorities are taking place. Working meetings with targeted strategy sessions that include employers and workforce policy experts, educators, and recognized speakers sharing solutions inform the members and provide consequential recommendations to improve Florida’s higher education delivery for all students.

Past Meeting Agenda

The March 11, 2019 meeting can be viewed here: https://thefloridachannel.org/


Diane McCain
Director of External Relations
Board of Governors
State University System of Florida

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

HECC 2017 Report

Appendix – Florida’s Internet Infrastructure

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Mar 11

HECC Meeting

The Attainment Goal Initiative



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