Media Advisory - 2008 NAICU Annual Meeting

January 29, 2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       CONTACT:
January 29, 2008                                                            Tony Pals,
                                                                                    office: 202-739-0474 cell: 202-288-9333

** Media Advisory ** 

Steny Hoyer, Donna Brazile, Peter Hart, Walter Isaacson
to Speak at 2008 NAICU Annual Meeting

WHAT: 2008 NAICU Annual Meeting

Private college and university presidents and other members of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities ( will meet with top policymakers, leading public opinion and political analysts, respected national thinkers, and fellow higher education decision makers to explore the opportunities and challenges facing private higher education, our students, and the nation.

WHEN: February 3-6, 2008


Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

Speakers include:

  • House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
  • Rep. Ralph Regula
  • CNN Commentator and Syndicated Columnist Donna Brazile
  • Public Opinion Analyst Peter Hart
  • Aspen Institute President and Author Walter Isaacson
  • MIT President Susan Hockfield
  • Kathleen Santora, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • John Walda, President, National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Wall Street Journal Editor and Columnist David Wessell

Issues include:

  • Outlook on the 2008 presidential election
  • The state and evolving role of American higher education
  • Legal and business implications of conflict-of-interest issues on campus
  • Emerging national and global economic trends
  • Campus responses to climate change
  • Stemming underage drinking
  • Trends in college marketing and student preferences
  • Student engagement and retention strategies

Annual Meeting Schedule:

Media Registration:
Form available at, or by calling 202-739-0474 (office) or 202-288-9333 (cell). You may also e-mail your name, title, organization, and contact information to Please register by COB Friday, February 1.


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