The Society for the Future of Higher Education (SFHE) is an incubator and advocate for ideas, strategies, and pedagogies to lead higher education to a more inclusive, just, and equitable future
Statement on Diversity,Equity, and Inclusion
The Society for the Future of Higher Education is committed to advancing integrity, diversity, inclusivity, and civic responsibility within higher education. SFHE will continue its work as an incubator of initiatives to dismantle systems of oppression and achieve social justice for minoritized* populations in higher education.
*The term “minoritized” refers to those who, regardless of numerical status, are disenfranchised, disempowered, or otherwise marginalized by systems of power.
Our commitment to higher education “without sectarian or ideological bias,” has never changed though our name has: The National Council of Schools of Religion (1922-1924), The National Council on Religion in Higher Education (1924-1962), Society for Religion in Higher Education (1962-1973), Society for Values in Higher Education (SVHE) (1973-2013), and The Society for the Future of Higher Education.
2021-2022 Executive Committee
President: Melanie Howard, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Fresno Pacific University. Melanie specializes in the area of New Testament studies where her work focuses particularly on the Gospels.
Vice-President: Terry Shoemaker,Lecturer in Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies.
Society for the Future of Higher Education
c/o Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd #8020
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1041