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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. Andrew K. Benton
President
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263-6500
Chair
Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Vice Chair
Dr. Jill M. Tiefenthaler
President
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Treasurer
At-Large
Dr. Erik Hoekstra
President
Dordt College
498 4th Ave., N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Secretary
VII
Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr.
President
Allegheny College
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Audit/Tax Policy Chair
At-Large
Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich
President
Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820-1790
Accountabilty Committee Chair
II
Mr. Richard Doherty
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts
11 Beacon St., Ste. 1224
Boston, MA 02108-3093
NAICUSE Chair
Dr. Nayef H. Samhat
President
Wofford College
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
Policy Analysis and Public Relations Chair
At-Large
Mr. Grafton J. Nunes
President
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Student Aid Committee Chair
III
Ms. Robin Taffler
Executive Director
Work Colleges Consortium
CPO, 2163, Berea College
Berea, KY 40404
Secretariat Chair
Dr. Marjorie Hass
President
Rhodes College
2000 North Pky.
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Past Chair
Sister Peg Albert
President
Siena Heights University
1247 Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221-1796
At-Large
V


Audit Committee

Dr. Andrew K. Benton
President
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263-6500
Chair
Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Vice Chair
Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr.
President
Allegheny College
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Audit Committee Chair
At-Large
Dr. Marjorie Hass
President
Rhodes College
2000 North Pky.
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Past Chair


Committee on Accountability

Dr. Anthony J. Aretz
President
University of Providence
1301 20th St. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405-4996
Class of 2021
Dr. Gayle D. Beebe
President
Westmont College
955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099
Class of 2021
VIII
Dr. Isiaah Crawford
President
The University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner
Tacoma, WA 98416-0094
Class of 2021
At-Large
Thomas A. Dunne
Vice President for Administration
Fordham University
E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
Class of 2021
Dr. Michelle Johnston
President
University of Rio Grande
N. College Ave.
Rio Grande, OH 45674-9989
Class of 2021
Dr. Benson M. Karanja
President
Beulah Heights University
892 Beme Street, S.E.
P.O. Box 18145
Atlanta, GA 30316-1873
Class of 2021
Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson
President
Mount Saint Mary's University
12001 Chalon Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599
Class of 2021
Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
Blue Mountain College
P.O. Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
Class of 2021
VI
Dr. Thomas J. Minar
President
Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131-2623
Class of 2021
Dr. Robert W. Pearigen
President
Millsaps College
1701 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39210
Class of 2021
Dr. William M. Tsutsui
President
Hendrix College
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, AR 72032-3080
Class of 2021
Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich
President
Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820-1790
Accountabilty Committee Chair
II
Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Class of 2018
Mr. David A. Armstrong
President
St. Thomas University
16400 N.W. 32nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33054-6498
Class of 2020
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
President
Huston-Tillotson University
900 Chicon St.
Austin, TX 78702-2795
Class of 2020
Dr. Pamela Eibeck
President
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave.
Anderson Hall
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
Class of 2020
At-Large
Dr. Scott Flanagan
President
Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711-1996
Class of 2020
V
Mr. Thomas P. Foley
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania
101 N. Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1405
Class of 2019
Dr. Rhona Free
President
University of Saint Joseph
1678 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Class of 2019
I
Dr. Randolph L. Lowry, III
President
Lipscomb University
3901 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204-3951
Class of 2019
Mr. Ray Martinez, III
President
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc.
1303 San Antonio Street
Suite 820
Austin, TX 78701
Class of 2019
Mr. Stephen Minnis
President
Benedictine College
1020 N. 2nd St.
Atchison, KS 66002-1499
Class of 2020
VII
Mr. Steven M. Sandberg
Executive Director
Association of Latter-day Saint Colleges and Universities
P.O. Box 7070
Provo, UT 84602-7070
Class of 2020
Mr. Gary Steinke
President
Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
505 5th Ave., Ste. 1030
Des Moines, IA 50309-2399
Class of 2020
Dr. Jill M. Tiefenthaler
President
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Class of 2019
At-Large


Committee on Student Aid

Dr. Daniel L. Anderson
President
Appalachian Bible College
161 College Drive
Mount Hope, WV 25880
Class of 2021
At-Large
Dr. Harry E. Dumay
President
College of Our Lady of the Elms
291 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013-2839
Class of 2021
Dr. Brian L. Friedrich
President
Concordia University
800 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434
Class of 2021
VII
Mr. W. Joseph King
President
Lyon College
P.O. Box 2317
Batesville, AR 72503-2317
Class of 2021
Dr. Dan McAlexander
President
LaGrange College
601 Broad St.
La Grange, GA 30240
Class of 2021
Dr. Anne Prisco
President
Felician University
262 S. Main St.
Lodi, NJ 07644-2198
Class of 2021
II
Ms. Mary Lou Retelle
President
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
Class of 2021
Mr. Grafton J. Nunes
President
Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Student Aid Committee Chair
III
Mr. Michael B. Alexander
President
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
Class of 2020
Dr. Roger N. Casey
President
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157-4390
Class of 2020
II
Dr. Bart Darrell
President
Kentucky Wesleyan College
3000 Frederica St.
Owensboro, KY 42301-6055
Class of 2020
Ms. Pamela Lokken
Vice Chancellor of Government & Community Relations
Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr.
Campus Box 1191
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Class of 2020
Dr. John K. McVay
President
Walla Walla University
204 S. College Ave.
College Place, WA 99324
Class of 2019
VIII
Mr. John C. Reynders
President
Morningside College
1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
Class of 2020
Mr. Michael P. Schneider
President
McPherson College
1600 E. Euclid Ave.
P.O. Box 1402
McPherson, KS 67460
Class of 2020
Dr. Edward L. Schrader
President
Brenau University
500 Washington Street, SE
Gainesville, GA 30501-3668
Class of 2019
IV
Ms. Kristen Soares
President
Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities
1121 L Street
Suite 802
Sacramento, CA 95814
Class of 2019
Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco
President
The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave.
Albany, NY 12203-1490
Class of 2019
Ms. Robin Taffler
Executive Director
Work Colleges Consortium
CPO, 2163, Berea College
Berea, KY 40404
Class of 2019
Rev. J. Cameron West
President
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106-2148
Class of 2020
VI
Ms. Jennifer Widness
President
Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
21 Talcott Notch Rd., Ste. 1
Farmington, CT 06032
Class of 2020


Administration Committee

Dr. Andrew K. Benton
President
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263-6500
Chair
Dr. Jo Allen
President
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298
Administration Chair
Dr. Jill M. Tiefenthaler
President
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Treasurer
At-Large
Dr. Erik Hoekstra
President
Dordt College
498 4th Ave., N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Secretary
VII
Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr.
President
Allegheny College
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Audit Committee Chair
At-Large
Dr. Marjorie Hass
President
Rhodes College
2000 North Pky.
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Past Chair


Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations

Dr. Susanna Baxter
President
Georgia Independent College Association
600 W. Peachtree St., NW
Suite 1710
Atlanta, GA 30308
Class of 2021
Dr. Grant H. Cornwell
President
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave., #2711
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
Class of 2021
At-Large
Mr. Kurt D. Dykstra
President
Trinity Christian College
6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Class of 2021
Dr. Colette M. Geary
President
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Class of 2021
Dr. Kenneth M. Macur
President
Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695
Class of 2021
Dr. D. Mark McCoy
President
DePauw University
313 S. Locust
Greencastle, IN 46135
Class of 2021
Dr. Fayneese Miller
President
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104-1284
Class of 2021
At-Large
Dr. Michele D. Perkins
President
New England College
7 Main St.
Henniker, NH 03242-3293
Class of 2021
I
Dr. John A. Roush
President
Centre College
600 W. Walnut St.
Danville, KY 40422-1394
Class of 2021
III
Ms. Mim L. Runey
President
Johnson and Wales University
8 Abbott Park Pl.
Providence, RI 02903-3775
Class of 2021
I
Dr. Burton J. Webb
President
University of Pikeville
147 Sycamore St.
Pikeville, KY 41501-1194
Class of 2021
Dr. Nayef H. Samhat
President
Wofford College
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
Policy Analysis and Public Relations Chair
At-Large
Sister Peg Albert
President
Siena Heights University
1247 Siena Heights Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221-1796
Class of 2019
V
Dr. Teresa L. Amott
President
Knox College
E. South St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Class of 2020
At-Large
Dr. Andrew K. Benton
President
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263-6500
Class of 2018
Dr. Darron Collins
President
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden St.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Class of 2020
Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper
President
Springfield College
263 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3797
Class of 2019
Dr. Ralph Enlow
President
Association for Biblical Higher Education
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd.
Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
Class of 2017
Dr. David R. Evans
President
Southern Vermont College
982 Mansion Drive
Bennington, VT 05201-6002
Class of 2020
I
Dr. Nariman Farvardin
President
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Class of 2019
At-Large
Dr. Kenneth R. Garren
President
University of Lynchburg
1501 Lakeside Dr.
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Class of 2020
IV
Dr. Marjorie Hass
President
Rhodes College
2000 North Pky.
Memphis, TN 38112-1690
Class of 2018
Mr. Robert LeFevre
President
Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities
120 N. Washington Street
Suite 950
Lansing, MI 48933
Class of 2019
Dr. Amy Novak
President
Dakota Wesleyan University
1200 W. University Ave.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Class of 2019
Dr. Lori E. Varlotta
President
Hiram College
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
Class of 2020
Dr. Gregory Woodward
President
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Class of 2020


Committee on Tax Policy

Mr. Jeff Arnold
Executive Director
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
c/o Agnes Scott College, Box 1102
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
Class of 2021
Dr. Thomas J. Botzman
President
Misericordia University
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18612-1098
Class of 2021
Mr. W. Scott Cochran
President
Spartanburg Methodist College
1000 Powell Mill Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301-0009
Class of 2021
IV
Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban
President
DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
Class of 2021
V
Dr. David J. Fike
President
Golden Gate University
536 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105-2968
Class of 2021
Dr. Joan Lescinski, CSJ
President
St. Ambrose University
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
Class of 2021
Mr. David W. Tretter
President
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
1123 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62704-2902
Class of 2021
Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr.
President
Allegheny College
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
Tax Policy Chair
At-Large
Dr. Andrea P. Cook
President
Warner Pacific University
2219 S.E. 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215-4099
Class of 2020
VIII
Mr. Richard Doherty
President
Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Massachusetts
11 Beacon St., Ste. 1224
Boston, MA 02108-3093
Class of 2020
Dr. Barbara E. Farley
President
Illinois College
1101 W. College Ave.
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2299
Class of 2019
Dr. Sandra S. Harper
President
McMurry University
Box 98 McMurry Station
Abilene, TX 79697
Class of 2020
Dr. Erik Hoekstra
President
Dordt College
498 4th Ave., N.E.
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Class of 2019
VII
Dr. Dale A. Lunsford
President
LeTourneau University
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607-7001
Class of 2019
VI
Dr. Shirley Mullen
President
Houghton College
One Willard Avenue
Houghton, NY 14744
Class of 2020
At-Large
Dr. Frederick G. Slabach
President
Texas Wesleyan University
1201 Wesleyan
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Class of 2019
Mr. John F. Sturm
Associate Vice President, Federal and Washington Relations
University of Notre Dame
800 Maine Avenue SW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20024
Class of 2019
Dr. Lewis E. Thayne
President
Lebanon Valley College
101 N. College Ave.
Annville, PA 17003-0501
Class of 2020
III
Dr. Steven Titus
President
Iowa Wesleyan University
601 N. Main
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
Class of 2019
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