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Board of Directors


The NAICU Board consists of 44 members (plus four non-voting members). Twenty-four board members are directly elected to three-year terms by the membership. Twelve additional directors are selected by the board to three-year terms.  In addition, the chairs of the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives (NAICUSE) and the Secretariat serve as ex officio members with vote. The president of NAICU also is an ex officio member without vote. Read more about the Association Governance Structure.

Board members for the current year are:

Officers

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

 

Board Members

Michael B. Alexander
President
Lasell University
Newton, MA
Class of 2025

Irma Becerra Ph.D.
President
Marymount University
Arlington, VA
Class of 2024

Gregory G. Dell'Omo Ph.D.
President
Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Class of 2024

Paulette R. Dillard Ph.D.
President
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Class of 2025

Roger D. Drake
President
Central Methodist University
Fayette, MO
Class of 2025

Henry J. Eyring J.D.
President
Brigham Young University-Idaho
Rexburg, ID
Class of 2024

Wayne A. I. Frederick M.D.
President
Howard University
Washington, DC
Class of 2024

Eric W. Fulcomer Ph.D.
President
Rockford University
Rockford, IL
Class of 2025

LaVerne T. Harmon
President
Wilmington University
New Castle, DE
Class of 2025

Mary Dana Hinton Ph.D.
President
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA
Class of 2024

Jeffrey Kuan Ph.D.
President
Claremont School of Theology
Claremont, CA
Class of 2024

Richanne C. Mankey Ed.D.
President
Defiance College
Defiance, OH
Class of 2025

Charles T. McCormick
President
Schreiner University
Kerrville, TX
Class of 2025

Thayne M. McCulloh
President
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
Class of 2025

Michael A. McDonald Ph.D.
President
Great Lakes Colleges Association
Ann Arbor, MI
Class of 2025

Ernest McNealey Ph.D.
President
Allen University
Columbia, SC
Class of 2024

Dianne Miller
Senior Director, Federal Relations, Washington Office
Cornell University
Washington, DC
Class of 2025

Jose D. Padilla J.D.
President
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
Class of 2025

Elizabeth L. Paul Ph.D.
President
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY
Class of 2025

L. Jeffrey Perez Ph.D.
President & CEO
South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Columbia, SC
Class of 2024

Paul C. Pribbenow Ph.D.
President
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN
Class of 2024

Anne A. Skleder
President
Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
Class of 2025

A. Clayton Spencer
President
Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Class of 2025

G. Gabrielle Starr
President
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Class of 2025

Susan Stitely J.D.
President
Association of Vermont Independent Colleges
Montpelier, VT
Class of 2025

Susan D. Stuebner Ed.D.
President
Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH
Class of 2024

Ivy R. Taylor Ed.D.
President
Rust College
Holly Springs, MS
Class of 2024

John Y. Walz Ph.D.
President
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI
Class of 2024

Burton J. Webb Ph.D.
President
University of Pikeville
Pikeville, KY
Class of 2024

Leslie Ford Weber
Director, Government & Community Relations, Montgomery County, and Federal Strategy
Johns Hopkins University
Bethesda, MD
Class of 2024

Barbara K. Mistick D.M.
President
National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities
Washington, DC
NAICU President

Constance Ledoux Book Ph.D.
President
Elon University
Elon, NC
Class of 2023

Marc M. Camille Ed.D.
President
Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, CT
Class of 2023

Andrea E. Chapdelaine Ph.D.
President
Hood College
Frederick, MD
Class of 2023

Isiaah Crawford Ph.D.
President
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Class of 2021

Miles K. Davis Ph.D.
President
Linfield University
McMinnville, OR
Class of 2023

Jeffrey R. Docking Ph.D.
President
Adrian College
Adrian, MI
Class of 2023

Bryon L. Grigsby Ph.D.
President
Moravian University
Bethlehem, PA
Class of 2023

Pamela Gunter-Smith Ph.D.
President
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA
Class of 2023

William R. Harvey Ph.D.
Past President
Hampton University
Hampton, VA
Class of 2023

Dennis H. Holtschneider CM, Ed.D.
President
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Washington, DC
Class of 2023

Ann McElaney-Johnson Ph.D.
President
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
Class of 2023

Michael P. Schneider Ed.D.
President
McPherson College
McPherson, KS
Class of 2023

Eric F. Spina Ph.D.
President
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Class of 2022

Terri Standish-Kuon Ph.D.
President and CEO
Independent Colleges of Washington
Seattle, WA
Class of 2023

James Troha Ph.D.
President
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA
Class of 2023

Christina D. West
Associate Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Class of 2023

Alexander W. Whitaker J.D.
President
King University
Bristol, TN
Class of 2023

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