President Roush elected to board of national education organization
January 21, 2010 By Abby Malik
of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges
Centre College President John Roush has been chosen to sit on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). President Roush will formally be elected on Feb. 3.
NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Founded in 1976, the association represents private, nonprofit colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government. Included among these issues are those that affect student aid, taxation and government regulation.
The NAICU consists of more than 1,000 member institutions and associations and reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States.
"President Roush was selected by his peers because of his expertise in the field, proven leadership and commitment to America's college students," said NAICU President David L. Warren. "He assumes his responsibilities at a time of great challenge and transformation for American higher education."
NAICU’s board of directors sets the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourages support of NAICU priorities and initiatives and oversees the association’s financial administration. The board is comprised of 49 members who serve three-year terms.