MHEC PROGRAMS are initiated in response to identified needs in one or more of the member states. Bringing together expertise from across the region, MHEC identifies activities needed to address the identified needs. Those problems best solved through persistent interstate cooperation are then developed into MHEC programs. MHEC programs are unique in that postsecondary education institutions are the primary participants. Each MHEC program provides the program participants with governance and leadership structures to guide and maintain programmatic outcomes.