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California State University, Fullerton, WHRC 2007 Conference Host

California State University, Fullerton

Northern Arizona University, WHRC 2008, 2013 Conference Host

Northern Arizona University

Washington State University,WHRC 2009 Conference Host

Washington State University

University of Wyoming, WHRC 2010 Conference Host

University of Wyoming

University Of Utah, WHRC 2011 Conference Host

University Of Utah

University of New Mexico,WHRC 2012 Conference Host

University of New Mexico

Metropolitan State University of Denver, WHRC 2014 Conference Host

Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Nevada, Reno, WHRC 2015 Conference Host

University of Nevada, Reno
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The Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) is a professional organization of faculty, administrators, and students dedicated to the promotion and advancement of undergraduate honors education. The WRHC represents honors programs in universities and colleges across the Western Region through an annual conference, through regular newsletters and email communication, and through two business meetings, one held in the spring at the annual conference and one held at the NCHC annual conference.

Through sharing information about honors programs and best honors practices region-wide, the WRHC hopes to create an intellectual, programmatic, and administrative network of resources aimed at helping the region's honors programs grow and thrive.

To become a member, please contact the current Executive Secretary/Treasurer (see the Officers link in the sidebar). The annual dues are $75 per institution.

Current News:

WRHC Conference - 2016

University Honors at UC Riverside is excited to host the 2016 Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) Conference in Riverside, California, from Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10, 2016. The theme for the 2016 WRHC Conference is:
"Diversifying Honors: Innovation, Contribution, & Global Citizenship."
UCR is well-known for its diverse community, and the three pillars of UCR Honors are based on Creativity & Innovation, Culture of Contribution, and Diversity & Global Citizenship. As the host for the 2016 WRHC Conference, UCR Honors hopes to encourage dialogue around diversifying honors education through the acknowledgement of its varied achievements and a celebration of its capacity to give back and engage with the world as global citizens.

Please forward this to any students, staff, and faculty that may be interested in attending or presenting at the conference. If you have not yet paid your WRHC dues for 2015, we encourage you to do so to be able to attend the conference.

Our official website with registration and presentation proposal submission information can be found at You can also "like" our facebook page at for timely updates.

If you have any questions about the conference, please email Honors Director Aaron Bushong, at


UCR Honors Staff

The Honors College at the University of New Mexico is currently taking applications for a senior Visiting Scholar for the spring 2017 semester. Many notable NCHC members have been appointed to this position in the past, including NCHC Fellows Bernice Braid, Sam Schuman, and Len Zane. The brief announcement is below and the full job ad is attached to this message. Please feel free to pass this along to any colleagues in any field (not necessarily Honors) who might be interested.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for the Garrey Carruthers Endowed Chair in the Honors College for the spring 2017 semester and beyond. Appointees to the Carruthers Chair will be selected on the basis of their experience in interdisciplinary work or activities, outstanding credentials in undergraduate teaching, and nationally/internationally acclaimed scholarship and/or creative endeavors and/or community-based projects. Applications received on or before March 6, 2016, will be given best consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For complete details of this position and to submit an application, visit: https:/ and reference posting number 0833660. Contact: Leslie Donovan, Search Committee Chair, Honors College (505) 277-4211 or

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