The Beacon Newsletter

Letter From the President

I owe, I owe, off to College I go

College access, affordability, and success. A topic of significant local to national conversations, with responses ranging from hand wringing to proposals for tangible actions.


Welcome new NWCCU Commissioners!

Meet the newest Commissioners: Jake Rivera, Nevada Representative; and Mark Calvert, Public Representative.


NWCCU Updates

New Policies and Updates

Updated NWCCU Policies and visits to be virtual for Fall 2021.

Reminders & Events


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Institution Topic 

Skagit Valley College celebrates the groundbreaking of a new Early Learning and Childcare Center

Clatsop Community College educator bikes Oregon to raise money for textbooks

Linn-Benton Community College creates a Rebound Scholarship


Equity &


Rural Communities and Access to Education

One area of research related to access that continues to be under- evaluated is how rural communities are impacted by lack of educational opportunities.


New Presidents

Welcome New Presidents

Join us in welcoming the new presidents in the Northwest! Learn who is new to Bastyr University, College of Western Idaho, Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, Southern Utah University, The Evergreen State College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Portland, UW Tacoma, and Western Oregon University! 

Archived Issues :

Volume 3, Issue 4 –    May 2021

Volume 3, Issue 3 – February 2021

Volume 3, Issue 2 – November 2020

Volume 3, Issue 1 – September 2020

Volume 2, Issue 4 – June 2020

Volume 2, Issue 3 – March 2020

Volume 2, Issue 2 – November 2019

Volume 2, Issue 1 – September 2019

Volume 1, Issue 4 – May 2019

Volume 1, Issue 3 – March 2019

Volume 1, Issue 2 – November 2018

Volume 1 Issue 1 – August 2018