NAICU Board of Directors Renews President's Contract for Two Additional Years

August 08, 2011

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities has voted to extend NAICU President Dr. David L. Warren's contract for two years beyond the 2012 end date of his current term of service. 

The announcement was made by the 2011 NAICU board chair, Dr. Dan Carey, president of Edgewood College in Madison, Wis.  Under the terms of the board action, Warren's contract will now expire July 15, 2014.

In commenting on the contract extension, Carey said, "In this time of uncertainty on so many fronts in the nation's capital, the NAICU Board felt it essential to assure stability in the association's leadership.  All of higher education will be facing key challenges in the coming years.  We are reassured that David's steady hand, which has brought the association so far over the past two decades, will continue to guide us."

Warren was named president of NAICU in 1993, after nearly a decade as president of Ohio Wesleyan University.  As president of NAICU, he heads one of the six national higher education associations in Washington, D.C., that shares primary responsibility for shaping the higher education community's positions on federal policy.  In that role, he has orchestrated and led numerous cooperative efforts with the other major higher education associations, including the Student Aid Alliance.  His efforts have been recognized with 17 honorary degrees.

About NAICU:

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 more than 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States.  NAICU members enroll nine out of every 10  students attending private institutions.  They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, comprehensive universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, art institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions. 

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