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

Dr. Eric F. Spina, Ph.D.
President
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Vice Chair

Dr. Stephen R. Briggs, Ph.D.
President
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
Treasurer

Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton, Ed.D.
President
Huntington University
Huntington, IN
Secretary

Dr. Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.
President
Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH
Audit Committee Chair

Mr. Eric Bruntmyer
President
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX
Tax Policy Chair

Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, Ph.D.
President
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
Accountabilty Committee Chair

Dr. Terri Standish-Kuon, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Independent Colleges of Washington
Seattle, WA
NAICUSE Chair

Dr. Kenneth M. Macur, Ph.D.
President
Medaille College
Buffalo, NY
Policy Analysis and Public Relations Chair

Mr. David S. O'Bryon, J.D., CAE
President
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Bethesda, MD
Secretariat Chair

Dr. Roger N. Casey, Ph.D.
President-Emeritus
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Past Chair


Audit Committee

Dr. Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.
President
Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH
Audit Chair

Dr. Eric F. Spina, Ph.D.
President
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Board Vice Chair

Dr. Roger N. Casey, Ph.D.
President-Emeritus
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Board Past Chair

Dr. Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D.
President
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Board Chair


Committee on Accountability

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

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

Dr. Treva Haugaard
Executive Director
Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges
Omaha, NE
Class of 2024

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

Ms. Deborah Obalil
President
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
Providence, RI
Class of 2024

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

Dr. Suzanne Walsh
President
Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Class of 2024

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

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

Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, Ph.D.
President
Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA
Accountabilty Committee Chair

Dr. Connie L. Book, Ph.D.
President
Elon University
Elon, NC
Class of 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Patrick F. Leahy, Ed.D.
President
Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
Class of 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Committee on Student Aid

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

Dr. John Cech
President
Carroll College
Helena, MT
Class of 2024

Dr. Paulette Dillard
President
Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Class of 2024

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

Dr. R. Thomas King
President
William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS
Class of 2024

Sr. Mary Persico, IHM
President
Marywood University
Scranton, PA
Class of 2024

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

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

Dr. Keith Wade
President
Webber International University
Babson Park, FL
Class of 2024

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

Rev. 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

Dr. Roger N. Casey, Ph.D.
President-Emeritus
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Class of 2020

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

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

Dr. Eric Fulcomer
President
Rockford University
Rockford, IL
Class of 2023

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

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

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

Dr. Reynold Verret
President
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Class of 2023

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

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


Administration Committee

Dr. Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D.
President
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
Board Chair

Dr. Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.
President
Tiffin University
Tiffin, OH
Audit Chair

Dr. Eric F. Spina, Ph.D.
President
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Administration Chair

Dr. Stephen R. Briggs, Ph.D.
President
Berry College
Mount Berry, GA
Treasurer

Dr. Sherilyn R. Emberton, Ed.D.
President
Huntington University
Huntington, IN
Secretary

Dr. Roger N. Casey, Ph.D.
President-Emeritus
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD
Board Past Chair


Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations

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

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

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

Dr. Anne Harris
President
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Class of 2024

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Kenneth M. Macur, Ph.D.
President
Medaille College
Buffalo, NY
Policy Analysis and Public Relations Chair

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

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

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

Mr. Thomas P. Foley, J.D.
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
Class of 2023

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

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

Dr. Bruce Kusch
President
Ensign College
Salt Lake City, UT
Class of 2023

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Weymouth Spence
President
Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, MD
Class of 2023

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

Dr. John Swallow
President
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI
Class of 2023

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

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


Committee on Tax Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Krista L. Newkirk, JD
President
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
Class of 2024

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

Brent Wilder
President
Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities
Tualatin, OR
Class of 2024

Mr. Eric Bruntmyer
President
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX
Tax Policy Chair

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

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

Dr. Steven Crowther
President
Manna University
Fayetteville, NC
Class of 2023

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Rachelle Keck, JD
President
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Class of 2023

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

Dr. Elizabeth L. Paul
President
Nazareth College
Rochester, NY
Class of 2023

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

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

 





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