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NAICU Board of Directors


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Effective February 4, 2015

Members take office at the Board meeting held in conjunction with the NAICU Annual Meeting (typically early February), and serve until the Annual Meeting of their "class year."  All board members are elected to three-year terms except for the vice chair, who serves a fourth year as chair, and a fifth year as immediate past chair.  For details on the composition of the Board, visit the NAICU Governance Structure page.

Officers

(See Board Members listing below for officers' full information)


John M. McCardell, Jr. (Chair)
Vice Chancellor and President
Sewanee: The University of the South

Marjorie Hass (Vice Chair)
President
Austin College

Kent Henning (Treasurer)
President
Grand View University

Antoine M. Garibaldi (Secretary)
President
University of Detroit Mercy

Tracy Fitzsimmons (Past Chair)
President
Shenandoah University

David L. Warren
President
National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities



Board Members

Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
At-Large, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Deborah Altenburg
Director of Federal Relations
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
400 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 590
Washington, DC 20001
Ad-Hoc, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee: Accountability

William G. Andresen
Associate Vice President for Federal Relations
University of Pennsylvania
110 Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Suite 509
Washington, DC 20002
Ad-Hoc, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee: Tax Policy

MaryAnn Baenninger
President
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
At-Large, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Tax Policy

Andrew K. Benton
President 
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-6500
Region VIII Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Lori Bettison-Varga
President
Scripps College
1030 Columbia
Claremont, CA 91711-3948
At-Large, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Policy Analysis & Public Relations (Chair)

Jennifer L. Braaten
President
Ferrum College
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA 24088-9001 
Region IV, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Administration, Audit (Chair), Student Aid 

Paul Cerkvenik
President
Minnesota Private College Council
North Central Life Tower
445 Minnesota Street
Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101
NAICUSE, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee: Tax Policy

Eugene J. Cornacchia
President
Saint Peter’s University
2641 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306-5997
Region II, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Steven R. DiSalvo
President
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Region I, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid

Jeffrey R. Docking
President
Adrian College
110 South Madison Street
Adrian, MI 49221-2575
Region V, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Tax Policy (Chair)

Susan W. Engelkemeyer
President
Nichols College
Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Region I, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Ralph E. Enlow, Jr.
President
Association for Biblical Higher Education
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.
Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Secretariat, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee: Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Katherine R. Fell
President
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840-3695
Region III, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Tracy Fitzsimmons (Past Board Chair) 
President 
Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601-5195
At-Large, Class of 2014
NAICU Committee: Executive, Administration, Audit, Accountability

Charles L. Flynn, Jr.
President
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471-1093
Region II, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Thomas F. Flynn
President
Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1799
Region III, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Antoine M. Garibaldi (Secretary)
President
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
At-Large, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Administration, Tax Policy

Barry Glassner
President
Lewis and Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97219
At-Large, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Philip A. Glotzbach
President
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-1632
At-Large, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Paul Hankins
President
Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
5950 Carmichael Place
Suite 213
Montgomery, AL 36117
NAICUSE, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee: Student Aid

Marjorie Hass (Vice Chair)
President
Austin College
900 North Grand Avenue
Suite 6P
Sherman, TX 75090-4400
At-Large, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Administration, Audit, Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Kent Henning (Treasurer)
President
Grand View University
1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316-1599
Region VII, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Administration, Tax Policy

Sharon D. Herzberger
President
Whittier College
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA 90608-0634
At-Large, Class of 2018
NAICU Committee: Tax Policy

James L. Hurley
President
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore Street
Pikeville, KY 41501-1194
Region III Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Dottie L. King
President
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
St. Mary of the Woods, IN 47876
Region V Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid

Leo M. Lambert
President
Elon University
100 Campus Drive
Campus Box 2185
Elon, NC 27244-2010
Region IV Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Wendy B. Libby
President
Stetson University
Unit 8258
421 North Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32723
Region IV, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Tax Policy

David Maxwell
President
Drake University
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
At-Large, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid

John M. McCardell, Jr. (Board Chair)
Vice Chancellor and President
Sewanee: The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
At-Large, Class of 2015
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Administration, Audit, Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Thayne M. McCulloh
President
Gonzaga University
502 East Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0087
At-Large, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid

Christopher B. Nelson
President
St. John’s College
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21404-2800
Region II, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Frederik Ohles
President
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
Region VII Class of 2018
NAICU Committee: Tax Policy

Fred P. Pestello
President
Saint Louis University
221 North Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097
At-Large, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Tax Policy

Paul C. Pribbenow
President
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454-1338
Region VII, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee: Student Aid

Marisa Quinn
Vice President, Public Affairs & University Relations
Brown University
17 George Street
Campus Box 1920
Providence, RI 02912
Ad-Hoc, Class of 2016 
NAICU Committee: Student Aid

B. David Rowe
President
Centenary College of Louisiana
P.O. Box 41188
Shreveport, LA 71134-1188
Region VI, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Accountability

Mim L. Runey
President
Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3775
Region I, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid

Eileen Schwalbach
President
Mount Mary University
2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
Region V, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations 

Lesa Smaligo (NAICUSE Chair) 
Executive Director
Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities
The Smaligo Group
P.O. Box 52601
Owasso, OK 74152
NAICUSE, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee: Executive, Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Judge Ken Starr
President and Chancellor
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97096 
Waco, TX 76798-7096
Region VI, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Accountability (Chair)

Elizabeth Stroble
President
Webster University
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119-3141
At-Large, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Robin Taffler (Secretariat Chair)
Executive Director
Work Colleges Consortium
Berea College
CPO, 2163,
Berea, KY 40404
Secretariat, Class of 2016
NAICU Committee: Executive, Student Aid

Ronald R. Thomas
President
University of Puget Sound
1500 North Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416-0094
Region VIII,  Class of 2016
NAICU Committee:  Executive, Student Aid (Chair)

Stephen Thorsett
President
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-3930
Region VIII, Class of 2017
NAICU Committee:  Tax Policy 

H. James Williams
President
Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
Region VI Class of 2018
NAICU Committee:  Student Aid