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Committees

 

The NAICU Board sponsors seven committees comprised of board members and select members of the association membership. Four committees deal with public policy issues, while three operational committees focus on internal NAICU policies and procedures

Policy Committees

  • ​Committee on Accountability
  • Committee on Policy Analysis & Public Relations

  • Committee on Student Aid

  • Committee on Tax Policy.

Operational Committees

  • Administration Committee

  • Audit Committees

  • Executive Committee

Read more about the Association Governance Structure. Committee members for the current year are:


Executive Committee


Audit Committee


Committee on Accountability

J. Timothy Cloyd Ph.D.
President
Drury University
Springfield, MO
Class of 2024

Natalie Harder Ph.D.
President
Coker University
Hartsville, SC
Class of 2024

Treva Haugaard M.P.A.
Executive Director
Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges
Omaha, NE
Class of 2024

Mary Hawkins
President
Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE
Class of 2025

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

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

Deborah Obalil
President & Executive Director
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
Providence, RI
Class of 2024

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

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

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

Suzanne Walsh J.D., M.S.S.A.
President
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Class of 2024

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

Lori S. White Ph.D.
President
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
Class of 2024

Jane Wood
President
Bluffton University
Bluffton, OH
Class of 2025

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

Debbie Cottrell Ph.D.
President
Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, TX
Class of 2023

Jacquelyn S. Fetrow Ph.D.
President
Albright College
Reading, PA
Class of 2023

Christopher L. Holoman Ph.D.
President
Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA
Class of 2023

Matthew E. Lindsey M.P.P.
President
Kansas Independent College Association
Topeka, KS
Class of 2023

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

Meredith Jung-En Woo Ph.D.
President
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
Class of 2023


Committee on Student Aid

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

Nancy H. Blattner Ph.D.
President
Fontbonne University
St. Louis, MO
Class of 2024

John E. Cech Ph.D.
President
Carroll College
Helena, MT
Class of 2024

Paulette R. Dillard Ph.D.
President
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Class of 2024

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

Montserrat Fuentes
President
St. Edward's University
Austin, TX
Class of 2025

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 Persico I.H.M.
President
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Class of 2024

Jo Ann Rooney Ed.D.
President
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Class of 2024

Anne A. Skleder
President
Brenau University
Gainesville, GA
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

Keith Wade D.B.A.
President & CEO
Webber International University
Babson Park, FL
Class of 2024

Carmen J. Walters
President
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS
Class of 2025

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

Dennis H. Holtschneider CM, Ed.D.
President
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Washington, DC
Secretariat Vice Chair

Marie F Bernardo-Sousa LP.D.
President
Johnson & Wales University
Providence, RI
Class of 2023

Joshua D.K. Figueira J.D.
Executive Director
American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges & Universities
Provo, UT
Class of 2023

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

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

C. Reynold Verret Ph.D.
President
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Class of 2023

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


Administration Committee


Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations

Audrey Bilger Ph.D.
President
Reed College
Portland, OR
Class of 2024

Gary B. Crosby
President
Saint Elizabeth University
Morristown, NJ
Class of 2025

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

Herman J. Felton Jr.
President
Wiley College
Marshall, TX
Class of 2024

Anne F. Harris Ph.D.
President
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Class of 2024

Andrea J. Lee I.H.M.
Past President
Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI
Class of 2024

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

Miguel Martinez-Saenz
President
St. Francis College
Brooklyn, NY
Class of 2024

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

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

Suzanne M. Rivera
President
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN
Class of 2025

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

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

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

Thomas P. Foley J.D.
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, 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

Bruce C. Kusch Ph.D.
President
Ensign College
Salt Lake City, UT
Class of 2023

Weymouth Spence Ed.D., R.T.
President
Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD
Class of 2023

John R. Swallow Ph.D.
President
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Class of 2023

Marylou Yam Ph.D.
President
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD
Class of 2023


Committee on Tax Policy

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

Nate Brandstater Ph.D.
President
Consortium of Hospital Affiliated Colleges and Universities
Peoria, IL
Class of 2024

Sandra J. Doran J.D.
President
Bay Path University
Longmeadow, MA
Class of 2024

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

Jonathan D. Green D.M.A.
President
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA
Class of 2024

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

John P. Marsden
President
Midway University
Midway, KY
Class of 2025

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

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

Krista L. Newkirk J.D.
President
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
Class of 2024

OJ Oleka Ph.D.
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges & Universities
Frankfort, KY
Class of 2024

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

Elissa Tenny
President
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Class of 2025

Brent Wilder M.A.I.S.
President
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
Tualatin, OR
Class of 2024

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

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

Michael Frandsen Ph.D.
President
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH
Class of 2023

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

Bobby L. Hall Ed.D.
President
Wayland Baptist University
Plainview, TX
Class of 2023

Rachelle Keck J.D.
Past President
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Class of 2023

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

 




 
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