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Rep. Phil English to Receive 2006 NAICU Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education

Rep. Phil English to Receive 2006 NAICU Award for Advocacy of Indep...

February 03, 2006

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CONTACT: Tony Pals, tony@naicu.edu

office: 202-739-0474     cell: 202-288-9333 

Rep. Phil English to Receive 2006 NAICU Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3—Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) has been selected by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) to receive its 2005 Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education.  The award will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at the NAICU annual meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. 

The NAICU Advocacy Award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals outside of academe who have championed the cause of independent nonprofit higher education. Whether in government, business, or philanthropy, the winner of this award has provided leadership, established resources, or enacted policy at the state or national level that recognized the role of independent colleges and universities in serving public purposes.  No single contribution makes one eligible to receive the award.  Instead, it recognizes a lifetime of service, initiative, and determination. 

Since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1994, Rep. Phil English has been one of the strongest supporters of independent higher education in Congress.  One of the first bills he introduced after taking office was legislation to make college savings plans tax-free.  Over the course of his 10 years in office, he has continued to support tax incentives to increase access to college, provide relief to students and families, and reduce burdens after graduation. 

English and his staff have worked directly with the colleges in and around his congressional district for years, as well as working with NAICU on key issues important to our institutions.  Early last year he introduced the Higher Education Availability and Affordability Act, which would:  

  • Expand the student loan interest deduction
  • Increase allowable contributions to all types of education savings plans
  • Allow scholarships and grants to be used for room and board expenses without tax penalties
  • Expand allowable expenses under the Hope tax credit
  • Make permanent all of the higher education incentives currently set to expire in 2011
  • Permanently expand the tuition deduction for higher education expenses 

“Rep. English's steady and determined work has made college more affordable to millions of families across the nation,” said NAICU President David L. Warrren.  “America’s students, families, and colleges and universities are fortunate to have a champion like him on Capitol Hill.  We are honored to recognize his leadership and commitment to independent higher education.” NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. 

With nearly 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, 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, 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       

CONTACT: Tony Pals, tony@naicu.edu

office: 202-739-0474     cell: 202-288-9333 

Rep. Phil English to Receive 2006 NAICU Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education 

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 3—Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) has been selected by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) to receive its 2005 Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education.  The award will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, at the NAICU annual meeting.  The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. 

The NAICU Advocacy Award was established in 1993 to recognize individuals outside of academe who have championed the cause of independent nonprofit higher education. Whether in government, business, or philanthropy, the winner of this award has provided leadership, established resources, or enacted policy at the state or national level that recognized the role of independent colleges and universities in serving public purposes.  No single contribution makes one eligible to receive the award.  Instead, it recognizes a lifetime of service, initiative, and determination. 

Since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1994, Rep. Phil English has been one of the strongest supporters of independent higher education in Congress.  One of the first bills he introduced after taking office was legislation to make college savings plans tax-free.  Over the course of his 10 years in office, he has continued to support tax incentives to increase access to college, provide relief to students and families, and reduce burdens after graduation. 

English and his staff have worked directly with the colleges in and around his congressional district for years, as well as working with NAICU on key issues important to our institutions.  Early last year he introduced the Higher Education Availability and Affordability Act, which would:  

  • Expand the student loan interest deduction
  • Increase allowable contributions to all types of education savings plans
  • Allow scholarships and grants to be used for room and board expenses without tax penalties
  • Expand allowable expenses under the Hope tax credit
  • Make permanent all of the higher education incentives currently set to expire in 2011
  • Permanently expand the tuition deduction for higher education expenses 

“Rep. English's steady and determined work has made college more affordable to millions of families across the nation,” said NAICU President David L. Warrren.  “America’s students, families, and colleges and universities are fortunate to have a champion like him on Capitol Hill.  We are honored to recognize his leadership and commitment to independent higher education.” NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. 

With nearly 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, 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, 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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February 03, 2006

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Senators Clinton and Santorum to Address 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting

Senators Clinton and Santorum to Address 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting

January 17, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                

CONTACT: Tony Pals, tony@naicu.edu                                                        

office: 202-739-0474     cell: 202-288-9333 

Media Advisory 

Senators Clinton and Santorum to Address 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting

Gathering of More than 400 Private College Leaders to Examine Emerging Trends and Key Issues in Higher Education  

WHAT: 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting “Transition and Tradition”

Private college and university presidents and other members of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities will meet with policymakers, leading higher education researchers and experts, and political pundits to address the future of higher education and challenges facing institutions and students today.   

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 202-737-1234  

WHEN: February 5-8, 2006  
 

Issues include:

Spirituality on campus ● The Secretary of Education’s Commission on Higher Education ● Trends in the college selection process ● The international role of American colleges and universities ● Higher education tax policy ● Recruiting and marketing trends 

Speakers include:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) ● Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) ● Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) ● New York Times Columnist David Brooks ● Newsweek Contributor Eleanor Clift ● Student Attitudes Researcher Alexander “Sandy” Astin ● Futurist Eric Peterson  

Schedule of events:

Available at http://www.naicu.edu/meetings/2006AnnMtgSched.shtml.

Check back regularly for schedule changes.  

Media registration: Form available at http://www.naicu.edu/meetings/2006MediaReg.htm, or by calling 202-739-0474.  

Please register by Friday, February 3.  Contact: Tony Pals, NAICU director of public information, tony@naicu.edu, office: 202-739-0474, cell: 202-288-9333

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                

CONTACT: Tony Pals, tony@naicu.edu                                                        

office: 202-739-0474     cell: 202-288-9333 

Media Advisory 

Senators Clinton and Santorum to Address 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting

Gathering of More than 400 Private College Leaders to Examine Emerging Trends and Key Issues in Higher Education  

WHAT: 2006 NAICU Annual Meeting “Transition and Tradition”

Private college and university presidents and other members of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities will meet with policymakers, leading higher education researchers and experts, and political pundits to address the future of higher education and challenges facing institutions and students today.   

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 202-737-1234  

WHEN: February 5-8, 2006  
 

Issues include:

Spirituality on campus ● The Secretary of Education’s Commission on Higher Education ● Trends in the college selection process ● The international role of American colleges and universities ● Higher education tax policy ● Recruiting and marketing trends 

Speakers include:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) ● Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) ● Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) ● New York Times Columnist David Brooks ● Newsweek Contributor Eleanor Clift ● Student Attitudes Researcher Alexander “Sandy” Astin ● Futurist Eric Peterson  

Schedule of events:

Available at http://www.naicu.edu/meetings/2006AnnMtgSched.shtml.

Check back regularly for schedule changes.  

Media registration: Form available at http://www.naicu.edu/meetings/2006MediaReg.htm, or by calling 202-739-0474.  

Please register by Friday, February 3.  Contact: Tony Pals, NAICU director of public information, tony@naicu.edu, office: 202-739-0474, cell: 202-288-9333

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January 17, 2006

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Statement by NAICU President David L. Warren on the 2005 College Board Tuition and Student Aid Reports

Statement by NAICU President David L. Warren on the 2005 College Bo...

October 18, 2005

October 18, 2005

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Statement by NAICU President David L. Warren on the U.S. Department of Education's Proposal to Congress to Develop a National Centralized College Student Database

Statement by NAICU President David L. Warren on the U.S. Department...

March 22, 2005

March 22, 2005

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NAICU Board Appointments for 2005-06; Earlham College President Is Named Chair

NAICU Board Appointments for 2005-06; Earlham College President Is ...

February 10, 2005


A list of the full NAICU board of directors is available online.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The membership of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) ratified the election of 13 new members of its board of directors, and the appointment of new officers and executive committee members, on February 2 at the 2005 NAICU Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Chair of the NAICU Board of Directors

Douglas C. Bennett, president of Earlham College (Ind.), has been elected chair of the NAICU Board of Directors. Vice chair of the board in 2004-05, Bennett succeeds George J. Hagerty, president of Franklin Pierce College (N.H.), who remains on the board as past chair.

Bennett has been president and a professor of politics at Earlham since 1997. From 1994 to 1997, he was vice president and chief operations officer of the American Council on Learned Societies in New York City. From 1989 to 1993, he was the vice president and provost at Reed College. Growing out of his work at Reed, Bennett helped to create the Portland Area Library System (PORTALS). During 1993-94, he served as the first executive director of PORTALS. Earlier, he was a political science professor at Temple University from 1973 to 1989. Bennett has a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University.

Additional New Officers of the Board

David E. Shi, president of Furman University (S.C.), has been named vice chair

Patrice Werner, president of Caldwell College (N.J.), has been named secretary

Katherine H. Will, president of Gettysburg College (Pa.) has been named treasurer.

Members of the Executive Committee

Seven other board members have been named to one-year terms as members of the board's executive committee. They work with the five officers to spearhead the development and implementation of NAICU's goals and priorities.

Daniel A. DiBiasio, President, Wilmington College (Ohio)
Chair, Student Aid Committee

Toni Larson, Executive Director, Independent Higher Education of Colorado
Chair, National Association of Independent College and University State Executives

Thomas R. Morris, President, Emory & Henry College (Va.)
Chair, Tax Policy Committee

Debra M. Murphy, President, Nichols College (Mass.)
Chair, Accountability Committee

Jon C. Strauss, President, Harvey Mudd College (Calif.)
Chair, Policy Analysis and Public Relations Committee

New NAICU Board Members

Eight new members were elected to three-year terms on the NAICU board, representing the association's national regions:

Debra M. Murphy, President, Nichols College (Mass.)
Region I (Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I., Vt.)

Thomas H. Powell, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (Md.)
Region II (Del., D.C., Md., N.J., N.Y.)

James T. Harris III, President, Widener University (Pa.)
Region III (Ky., Ohio, Pa., W.Va.)

H. Douglas Lee, President, Stetson University (Fla.)
Region IV (Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.)

James E. Bultman, President, Hope College (Mich.)
Region V (Ill., Ind., Mich., Wis.)

Loren P. Gresham, President, Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)
Region VI (Ala., Ark., La., Miss., Okla., Tenn., Texas)

Robert A. Oden, Jr., President, Carleton College (Minn.)
Region VII (Iowa, Kan., Minn., Mo., Neb., N.D., S.D.)

Jay A. Barber, Jr., President, Warner Pacific College (Ore.)
Region VIII (Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., N.M., Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash., Wyo.)

Four presidents have been named to three-year terms as at-large members of the board:

Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Chancellor, Texas Christian University

R. Judson Carlberg, President, Gordon College (Mass.)

Marianne E. Inman, President, Central Methodist University (Mo.)

Ronald K. Machtley, President, Bryant University (R.I.)

One individual joins four other ex officio members of the board, and begins a three-year term:

Deborah L. Hyatt, Director of Government Relations, University of Chicago

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. NAICU members enroll 85 percent of all students attending private institutions. With nearly 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. 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.


A list of the full NAICU board of directors is available online.


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The membership of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) ratified the election of 13 new members of its board of directors, and the appointment of new officers and executive committee members, on February 2 at the 2005 NAICU Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Chair of the NAICU Board of Directors

Douglas C. Bennett, president of Earlham College (Ind.), has been elected chair of the NAICU Board of Directors. Vice chair of the board in 2004-05, Bennett succeeds George J. Hagerty, president of Franklin Pierce College (N.H.), who remains on the board as past chair.

Bennett has been president and a professor of politics at Earlham since 1997. From 1994 to 1997, he was vice president and chief operations officer of the American Council on Learned Societies in New York City. From 1989 to 1993, he was the vice president and provost at Reed College. Growing out of his work at Reed, Bennett helped to create the Portland Area Library System (PORTALS). During 1993-94, he served as the first executive director of PORTALS. Earlier, he was a political science professor at Temple University from 1973 to 1989. Bennett has a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Yale University.

Additional New Officers of the Board

David E. Shi, president of Furman University (S.C.), has been named vice chair

Patrice Werner, president of Caldwell College (N.J.), has been named secretary

Katherine H. Will, president of Gettysburg College (Pa.) has been named treasurer.

Members of the Executive Committee

Seven other board members have been named to one-year terms as members of the board's executive committee. They work with the five officers to spearhead the development and implementation of NAICU's goals and priorities.

Daniel A. DiBiasio, President, Wilmington College (Ohio)
Chair, Student Aid Committee

Toni Larson, Executive Director, Independent Higher Education of Colorado
Chair, National Association of Independent College and University State Executives

Thomas R. Morris, President, Emory & Henry College (Va.)
Chair, Tax Policy Committee

Debra M. Murphy, President, Nichols College (Mass.)
Chair, Accountability Committee

Jon C. Strauss, President, Harvey Mudd College (Calif.)
Chair, Policy Analysis and Public Relations Committee

New NAICU Board Members

Eight new members were elected to three-year terms on the NAICU board, representing the association's national regions:

Debra M. Murphy, President, Nichols College (Mass.)
Region I (Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., R.I., Vt.)

Thomas H. Powell, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (Md.)
Region II (Del., D.C., Md., N.J., N.Y.)

James T. Harris III, President, Widener University (Pa.)
Region III (Ky., Ohio, Pa., W.Va.)

H. Douglas Lee, President, Stetson University (Fla.)
Region IV (Fla., Ga., N.C., S.C., Va.)

James E. Bultman, President, Hope College (Mich.)
Region V (Ill., Ind., Mich., Wis.)

Loren P. Gresham, President, Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)
Region VI (Ala., Ark., La., Miss., Okla., Tenn., Texas)

Robert A. Oden, Jr., President, Carleton College (Minn.)
Region VII (Iowa, Kan., Minn., Mo., Neb., N.D., S.D.)

Jay A. Barber, Jr., President, Warner Pacific College (Ore.)
Region VIII (Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., N.M., Nev., Ore., Utah, Wash., Wyo.)

Four presidents have been named to three-year terms as at-large members of the board:

Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Chancellor, Texas Christian University

R. Judson Carlberg, President, Gordon College (Mass.)

Marianne E. Inman, President, Central Methodist University (Mo.)

Ronald K. Machtley, President, Bryant University (R.I.)

One individual joins four other ex officio members of the board, and begins a three-year term:

Deborah L. Hyatt, Director of Government Relations, University of Chicago

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. NAICU members enroll 85 percent of all students attending private institutions. With nearly 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. 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.

February 10, 2005

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