Private College Leaders to Explore the Economic Downturn, Impact of the 2008 Election, and Other Top Issues at the 2009 NAICU Annual Meeting

December 11, 2008


CONTACT: Tony Pals,
direct office: 202-739-0474
cell: 202-288-9333

WHAT: 2009 NAICU Annual Meeting: Leading in an Uncertain Time

Hundreds of private college and university presidents and top campus officials will meet with leading public opinion and political analysts, respected national thinkers, and fellow higher education decision makers to explore the challenges and opportunities facing private higher education, our students, and the nation in this time of economic turmoil and political change.

WHEN: February 1-4, 2009

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

Preliminary List of Speakers Includes:

CBS News Moderator Bob Schieffer ● David Walker, President/CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former U.S. Comptroller General ● Dartmouth College President James Wright ● Washington Post Columnist Eugene Robinson ● Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal Executive Washington Editor ● Educause President/CEO Diane Oblinger ● Chronicle of Higher Education Editor Jeff Selingo ● Higher Education Marketing Experts George Dehne, Elizabeth Scarborough, and Robert Sevier

Issues Include:

Fiscal and economic challenges facing the U.S. and higher education ● Outlook for the Obama administration and 111th Congress ● Private colleges and the new GI Bill ● Impact of emerging information technology on students and institutions ● Trends in student preferences and college marketing

Preliminary Schedule of Events:

Media Registration:

Form available at, or by calling 202-739-0474 (direct office) or 202-288-9333 (cell). You may also e-mail your name, title, organization, and contact information to Please register by COB Friday, January 30.


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