McCreadie Talks About WICHE’s Higher Education Opportunities With Governors Calvo and Inos

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Guam – Senator Brant McCreadie met Tuesday night with Governor Eddie Calvo and  CNMI Governor Eloy Inos to talk about Guam’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  

WICHE provides numerous programs to reduce costs to undergraduate and graduate students that come from member states. Recently, WICHE incorporated Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as its 16th collective member.

Senator McCreadie, in a release, says that WICHE membership creates educational opportunities for Guam. He points out that the CNMI has already elected to actively participate in WICHE and “it is crucial that Guam take advantage of all opportunities available to our students to provide access to higher education.”

“It is crucial that Guam take advantage of all opportunities available to our students to provide access to higher education,” says the Senator who adds that he is “very pleased that Governor Calvo and Governor Inos are ready and willing to get Guam on-board with WICHE.”

 

[Senator McCreadie and Governors Calvo and Inos]

READ the release from Senator McCreadie below:

Senator McCreadie meets with Guam and CNMI Governors to expand higher education opportunities for island students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2013

Senator Brant McCreadie Tuesday evening met with Guam Governor Eddie Calvo and CNMI Governor Eloy Inos to discuss Guam’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  WICHE is a commission of 15 western states that provides numerous programs to reduce costs to undergraduate and graduate students that come from member states. Recently, WICHE has incorporated Guam, the CNMI, American Samoa, Palau, the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as the collective 16th member of WICHE.

“It is crucial that Guam take advantage of all opportunities available to our students to provide access to higher education”, said Senator McCreadie. “I am very pleased that Governor Calvo and Governor Inos are ready and willing to get Guam onboard with WICHE.”

Currently, the CNMI is the only territory that has elected to actively participate in WICHE.

Today’s meeting between Senator McCreadie and Governors Calvo and Inos laid the groundwork for Guam and the CNMI to establish a partnership to best serve the interests of college students from both territories. Adds Senator McCreadie, “I want to thank Governor Calvo and Governor Inos for their commitment to a positive partnership in WICHE. This collaboration will allow greatly increased access to higher education for both our student populations.”