Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education

 

The NAICU Advocacy Award was established to recognize individuals outside of academe who have championed the cause of independent higher education.  Whether in government, business, or philanthropy, the recipient of this award has provided leadership, established resources, or enacted policy at the state or national level that recognized the role of independent colleges and universities in serving public purposes.   No single contribution makes one eligible to receive the award, it recognizes a lifetime of service, initiative, and determination. 
 

Previous Recipients

  • 2018 - No award given
  • 2017 - No award given
  • 2016 - No award given
  • 2015 - No award given
  • 2014 - Hon. Lamar Alexander, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 2013 - Arnold L. Mitchem, President, Council for Opportunity in Education
  • 2012 - The United Technologies Corporation, accepted by UTC Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert
  • 2011 - Hon. Timothy H. Bishop, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2010 - Hon. George Miller, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2009 - Hon. John W. Warner, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 2008 - Hon. Ralph Regula, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2007 - Loren Pope, College Placement Counselor and Author,  Colleges that Change Lives
  • 2006 - Hon. Philip S. English, Member, U.S. House of Representatives 
  • 2005 - Hon. Thomas H. Kean, President Drew University; Chair, The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; former New Jersey Governor
  • 2004 - Hon. Chuck Grassley, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 2003 - Hon. Dale E. Kildee, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2002 - Hon. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2001 - Hon. David R. Obey, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2000 - Hon. Arlen Specter, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1999 - Hon. Claiborne Pell, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1998 - Hon. William Roth, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1997 - Hon. Richard Riley, Member, U.S. Secretary of Education 
  • 1996 - NAICU Member President’s for their Advocacy in Restoring Proposed Cuts to the Federal Student Aid Programs
  • 1995 - Hon. Robert Stafford, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1994 - Hon. Tom Harkin, Member, U.S. Senate
  • 1993 - Hon. Terry Sanford, Member, U.S. Senate
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