Gigi Gomez Joins National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

February 14, 2008

February 14, 2008

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Gigi Gomez has been named Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). In her position at NAICU, Gomez is responsible for conducting research to support NAICU's public policy priorities. She will also serve as staff liaison to the State National Information Network, a cooperative research effort between NAICU and National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities State Executives (NAICUSE) supporting NAICUSE's policy agenda. She joined the staff on January 28, 2008.

Prior to joining NAICU, Gomez was a research associate for the Center for Policy Analysis, at the American Council on Education (ACE). While at ACE, she served as project manager on the American College President Survey, 2007 Edition (ACPS). ACPS is the only comprehensive source of demographic data on college presidents. Gomez also provided fact sheets, conducted data analysis for media and ACE members, and contributed to several other research projects.

Gomez has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's degree and doctorate in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

"Gigi's experience and skills will make her a valuable addition to NAICU," said NAICU President David Warren. "We are pleased to have her as part of our team."

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. With nearly 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU members enroll 85 percent of all students attending private institutions. They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, comprehensive universities, church-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, and two-year colleges.



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