2023 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day

February 5-8, 2023
Salamander Washington DC
1330 Maryland Ave., SW.
Washington DC 20024
Speaker Highlight feature photo
Hon. James Kvaal   Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.   Lee M. Miringoff, Ph.D.   Hon. Rashad Hussain, J.D.


Come and hear from colleagues from across the country and higher education experts about the strategies private, nonprofit colleges and universities are employing to support their students and communities.

You will also receive in-depth analysis of the policy and regulatory challenges and opportunities the sector is facing from Washington, DC insiders, Capitol Hill staff, NAICU and other higher education experts. Among the program highlights:

  • Hon. James Kvaal, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, will offer an inside look into the Administration’s institutional accountability proposals.


  • Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, will provide his unique perspective on the role of higher education leaders in strengthening institutions, students and communities.



  • Lee M. Miringoff, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and one of the nation’s leading political pollsters, will discuss the midterm elections, the issues that most moved the electorate, and how the makeup of the House and Senate might affect legislative priorities.


  • Hon. Rashad Hussain, J.D., Ambassador At-Large, Office of International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State, will discuss the Biden Administration's efforts to monitor religious freedom abuses, persecution, and discrimination worldwide.


  • NAICU-member presidents will discuss the challenges and opportunities of creating inclusive campus communities.



  • Senior congressional staff will provide their perspectives on the value of higher education.



  • A training workshop to help you become a more seasoned advocate with your Members of Congress and their staff, with a special focus on demonstrating the value, power, and reach of private, nonprofit higher education. 



ADVOCACY DAY: Put your advocacy training to work and use this opportunity to make your voice heard on the issues affecting your campus community and private colleges and universities nationally with the new Congress. Learn more about the purpose of Advocacy Day.

NETWORKING: Renew acquaintances and meet new colleagues from across the country during our numerous sessions and breaks.

Whether you are a first-time president, new to your campus, or a veteran higher education leader, there is something for you at NAICU's 2023 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day.

NAICU thanks the following sponsors for their support of the
2023 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day:


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