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Established in 1957 with funding from the Carnegie Corporation as the world's first research and policy institute devoted to the comprehensive study of higher education, CSHE is a multi-disciplinary research center that has had a major impact on scholarship and policy. The Berkeley campus, like other major public universities, faces significant budget challenges. You can help by supporting CSHE. Your donation will support the following:


The CSHE Clark Kerr Fund

Clark Kerr helped to establish CSHE in 1957 when he was the Berkeley Chancellor. This fund provides general support for the Center’s activities, including:

  • New multidisciplinary and international comparative research initiatives on strategic issues facing higher education.
  • Preparing and inspiring the next generation of national and international leaders in higher education through our Berkeley Institutes on Higher Education and Executive Leadership Academy.

The CSHE Visiting Scholar Fund

The Visiting Scholars program continues to attract innovative and talented faculty and researchers from around the globe. This fund provides support for these scholars, promotes the Center’s research productivity, and helps to support the CSHE Alumni Network. See the CSHE Visiting Scholars Program to see recent and past visiting researchers and colleagues.

The Executive Leadership Academy Fund

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) prepares visionary higher education leaders to guide their institutions in an increasingly multicultural and global environment. It is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. Leaders in this new environment must have the knowledge and skills to work with individuals from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. Since ELA was founded in 2011, 272 fellows have graduated from the program. Many of them have applied their insights from the Academy to their career development or to benefit their institutions. Most recently, Adela de la Torre who graduated from ELA in 2013 was appointed President of San Diego State University! The donations obtained here will help to off-set the costs of travel and tuition for those accepted into the program but need financial assistance to attend. 
View the Executive Leadership Academy 2018 brochure.