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Committees



Seven committees report to the NAICU board, including four dealing with public policy issues and three dealing with internal operations and procedures.  Members of the committees are listed below:,


Executive Committee

Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Chair

Dr. Roger N. Casey
President
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Vice Chair

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne
President
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
Treasurer

Dr. Andrea P. Cook
President
Warner Pacific University
Portland, OR
Secretary

Mr. Stephen Minnis
President
Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Audit Committee Chair

Dr. Shirley Mullen
President
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
Tax Policy Chair

Mr. David W. Tretter
President
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
Springfield, IL
NAICUSE Chair

Rev. J. Cameron West
President
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
Student Aid Committee Chair

Mr. Andrew K. Benton
President-Emeritus
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Past Chair

Dr. Kenneth R. Garren
President
University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
At-Large

Mr. David S. O'Bryon
President
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Bethesda, MD
Class of 2022


Audit Committee

Mr. Andrew K. Benton
President-Emeritus
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Audit Committee

Dr. Roger N. Casey
President
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Audit Committee

Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Audit Committee

Mr. Stephen Minnis
President
Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Audit Committee Chair


Committee on Accountability

Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Class of 2018

Mr. David A. Armstrong
President
St. Thomas University
Miami, FL
Class of 2020

Dr. Gayle D. Beebe
President
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA
Class of 2021

Dr. Stephen R. Briggs
President
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
Class of 2022

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
President
Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX
Class of 2020

Mr. Mark Cavanaugh
Executive Director
Independent Higher Education of Colorado
Denver, CO
Class of 2022

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

Dr. Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D.
President
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, WA
Class of 2022

Dr. Benson M. Karanja
President
Beulah Heights University
Atlanta, GA
Class of 2021

Dr. Christopher W. Kimball
President
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA
Class of 2022

Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson
President
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
Class of 2021

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
Blue Mountain, MS
Class of 2021

Dr. Thomas J. Minar
President
Franklin College
Franklin, IN
Class of 2021

Mr. Stephen Minnis
President
Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Class of 2020

Dr. Robert W. Pearigen
President
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS
Class of 2021

Ms. ReBecca Koenig Roloff
President
St. Catherine University
St. Paul, MN
Class of 2022

Dr. William N. Ruud
President
Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Class of 2022

Mr. Steven M. Sandberg
Executive Director
Association of Colleges and Universities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Provo, UT
Class of 2020

Dr. Lillian B. Schumacher
President
Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH
Class of 2022

Mr. Gary Steinke
President
Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
West Des Moines, IA
Class of 2020

Dr. William M. Tsutsui
President
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
Class of 2021

Dr. Wim Wiewel
President
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR
Class of 2022


Committee on Student Aid

Mr. Michael B. Alexander
President
Lasell University
Newton, MA
Class of 2020

Dr. Daniel L. Anderson
President
Appalachian Bible College
Mount Hope, WV
Class of 2021

Dr. Roger N. Casey
President
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Class of 2020

Dr. Steven M. Corey
President
Olivet College
Olivet, MI
Class of 2022

Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher
President
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Class of 2020

Dr. Harry E. Dumay
President
Elms College
Chicopee, MA
Class of 2021

Dr. Douglas J. Fiore
President
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Class of 2022

Dr. Brian L. Friedrich
President
Concordia University
Seward, NE
Class of 2021

Dr. Christopher E. Hopey
President
Merrimack College
North Andover, MA
Class of 2022

Mr. W. Joseph King
President
Lyon College
Batesville, AR
Class of 2021

Ms. Pamela Lokken
Vice Chancellor of Government & Community Relations
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Class of 2020

Dr. Dan McAlexander
President
LaGrange College
La Grange, GA
Class of 2021

Dr. Anne Prisco
President
Felician University
Rutherford, NJ
Class of 2021

Ms. Mary Lou Retelle
President
Anna Maria College
Paxton, MA
Class of 2021

Mr. John C. Reynders
President
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
Class of 2020

Mr. Michael P. Schneider
President
McPherson College
McPherson, KS
Class of 2020

Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco
President
The College of Saint Rose
Albany, NY
Class of 2022

Dr. Helen J. Streubert
President
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
Class of 2022

Ms. Robin Taffler
Executive Director
Work Colleges Consortium
Berea, KY
Class of 2019

Dr. David Wantz
President
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Class of 2022

Rev. J. Cameron West
President
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL
Class of 2020

Ms. Jennifer Widness
President
Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
West Hartford, CT
Class of 2020


Administration Committee

Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
Raleigh, NC
Administration Committee

Mr. Andrew K. Benton
President-Emeritus
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Administration Committee

Dr. Roger N. Casey
President
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Administration Chair

Dr. Andrea P. Cook
President
Warner Pacific University
Portland, OR
Administration Committee

Mr. Stephen Minnis
President
Benedictine College
Atchison, KS
Administration Committee

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne
President
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
Administration Committee


Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations

Dr. Susanna Baxter
President
Georgia Independent College Association
Atlanta, GA
Class of 2022

Dr. Teresa L. Amott
President
Knox College
Galesburg, IL
Class of 2020

Mr. Andrew K. Benton
President-Emeritus
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
Class of 2018

Dr. Amy Bragg Carey
President
Friends University
Wichita, KS
Class of 2022

Dr. Darron Collins
President
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME
Class of 2020

Dr. Grant H. Cornwell
President
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
Class of 2021

Mr. Kurt D. Dykstra
President
Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL
Class of 2021

Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton
President
Huntington University
Huntington, IN
Class of 2022

Dr. Kenneth R. Garren
President
University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Class of 2020

Dr. Kenneth M. Macur
President
Medaille College
Buffalo, NY
Class of 2021

Dr. Richanne Mankey
President
Defiance College
Defiance, OH
Class of 2022

Dr. D. Mark McCoy
President
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
Class of 2021

Dr. Robert K. McMahan, Jr.
President
Kettering University
Flint, MI
Class of 2022

Dr. Fayneese Miller
President
Hamline University
St. Paul, MN
Class of 2021

Mr. David S. O'Bryon
President
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Bethesda, MD
Class of 2022

Dr. Michele D. Perkins
President
New England College
Henniker, NH
Class of 2021

Mr. Ravi S. Rajan
President
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
Class of 2022

Dr. John A. Roush
President
Centre College
Danville, KY
Class of 2021

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

Dr. Joel Thierstein
President
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Buckhannon, WV
Class of 2022

Dr. Lori E. Varlotta
President
Hiram College
Hiram, OH
Class of 2020

Dr. John Y. Walz
President
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Milwaukee, WI
Class of 2022

Dr. Burton J. Webb
President
University of Pikeville
Pikeville, KY
Class of 2021

Dr. Gregory Woodward
President
University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT
Class of 2020


Committee on Tax Policy

Mr. Jeffrey Arnold
Executive Director
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
Decatur, GA
Class of 2021

Dr. Thomas J. Botzman
President
Misericordia University
Dallas, PA
Class of 2021

Dr. Rhett Brown
President
Wingate University
Wingate, NC
Class of 2022

Mr. Eric Bruntmyer
President
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX
Class of 2022

Dr. Andrea E. Chapdelaine
President
Hood College
Frederick, MD
Class of 2022

Mr. W. Scott Cochran
President
Spartanburg Methodist College
Spartanburg, SC
Class of 2021

Dr. Darrel D. Colson
President
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Class of 2022

Dr. Andrea P. Cook
President
Warner Pacific University
Portland, OR
Class of 2020

Mr. Richard Doherty
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Class of 2020

Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban
President
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Class of 2021

Dr. David J. Fike
President
Golden Gate University
San Francisco, CA
Class of 2021

Dr. Bryon L. Grigsby
President
Moravian College
Bethlehem, PA
Class of 2022

Dr. Sandra S. Harper
President
McMurry University
Abilene, TX
Class of 2020

Mr. Steve Heuer
Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs
New York University
Washington, DC
Class of 2022

Dr. Michael Le Roy
President
Calvin University
Grand Rapids, MI
Class of 2022

Dr. Joan Lescinski, CSJ
President
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Class of 2021

Dr. Joshua D. Merchant
President
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Class of 2022

Dr. Shirley Mullen
President
Houghton College
Houghton, NY
Class of 2020

Dr. Alan Ray
President
Fisher College
Boston, MA
Class of 2022

Dr. Scott Rich
President
Sterling College
Sterling, KS
Class of 2022

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne
President
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
Class of 2020

Mr. David W. Tretter
President
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
Springfield, IL
Class of 2021

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