Shaun Williams-Wyche is the manager of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) research and policy. He brings over a decade of experience working in higher education in program administration, institutional research, and state policy research. Prior to joining MHEC, Shaun served as a research analyst at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE), covering topics including educational attainment, student retention, financial aid, student loan debt, and study abroad safety. Shaun also has extensive experience collaborating with legislative, postsecondary, K-12, and community stakeholders while working at OHE, where he led statewide efforts around closing educational attainment disparities by race and ethnicity. Shaun has held adjunct faculty appointments in political science at Metropolitan State University; the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Shaun joined MHEC in June 2018.
B.A. magna cum laude, Political Science and Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
M.A., Political Science, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Minnesota