Organizations key in the development of SARA

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 219 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations. Founded in 1887, APLU is the nation's oldest higher education association with member institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories. Annually, member campuses enroll more than 3.8 million undergraduates and 1.2 million graduate students, award over 1 million degrees, employ nearly 1 million faculty and staff, and conduct more than $37 billion in university-based research.

Council of State Governments
Founded in 1933, The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government.CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.

Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive, and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.

Presidents’ Forum
The Presidents' Forum, hosted by Excelsior College, provides both traditional and non-traditional institutions the opportunity to exchange knowledge and perceptions of current models and tools for successful operation in an online environment.

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
SHEEO, founded in 1954, is the national association of state higher education leaders who serve statewide coordinating and governing boards and other state policy agencies for higher education.