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2016 Board Committee Membership


(Effective February 3, 2016)

Executive CommitteeAdministration Committee
Audit CommitteeCommittee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations
Committee on AccountabilityCommittee on Tax Policy
Committee on Student Aid



Executive Committee

Marjorie Hass (Board Chair)
President, Austin College (TX)

Christopher B. Nelson (Board Vice Chair) 
President, St. John's College (MD)

Wendy B. Libby (Treasurer)
President, Stetson University (FL)

Stephen Thorsett (Secretary)
President, Willamette University (OR)

Jennifer L. Braaten (Audit Committee Chair)
President, Ferrum College (VA)

Fred P. Pestello (Tax Policy Committee Chair)
President, Saint Louis University (MO)

Thomas F. Flynn
 (Accountability Committee Chair)
President, Alvernia University (PA)

Paul Cerkvenik 
(NAICUSE Chair) 
President, Minnesota Private Colleges Council 

Philip A. Glotzbach
(Policy Analysis & Public Relations Committee Chair)
President and Chancellor, Baylor University (TX) 

Mim L. Runey
 (Student Aid Committee Chair)
President, Johnson & Wales University (RI)

Robin Taffler 
(SECT Chair)
Executive Director, Work Colleges Consortium 

John M. McCardell, Jr. (Past Board Chair)
Vice Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)

David L. Warren  
President, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities


Administration Committee

Christopher B. Nelson (Committee Chair; Board Vice Chair) 
President, St. John's College (MD)

Jennifer L. Braaten (Audit Committee Chair) 
President, Ferrum College (VA)

Marjorie Hass (Board Chair)
President, Austin College (TX)

John M. McCardell, Jr. 
(Past Board Chair)
Vice Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)

Stephen Thorsett
President, Willamette University (OR) 

Wendy B. Libby
President, Stetson University (FL)

David L. Warren

President, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities

Audit Committee

Jennifer L. Braaten (Committee Chair)
President, Ferrum College (VA)

Marjorie Hass 
(Board Chair)
President, Austin College (TX)

John M. McCardell, Jr.
 (Past Board Chair)
Vice Chandellor and President, Sewanee:  The University of the South (TN)

James H. Mullen
President, Allegheny College (PA)

Christopher Nelson
 (Board Vice Chair) 
President, St. John's College (MD)

Committee on Accountability

Board Members:

Flynn, Thomas F. (Committee Chair)
President, Alvernia University (PA)

Allen, Jo
President, Meredith College (NC)

Altenburg, Deborah
Director of Federal Relations, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (DC)

Cornacchia, Eugene J.
President, Saint Peter's University (NJ)

Drugovich, Margaret L.
President, Hartwick College (NY)

Nelson, Christopher B.
President, St. John's College (MD)

Roelofs, Lyle
President, Berea College (KY)

Rowe, B. David
President, Centenary College of Louisiana (LA) 

Tiefenthaler, Jill M.
President, Colorado College (CO)

von Arx, Jeffrey P.
President, Fairfield University (CT)

Non-Board Members:

Burger, Edward B.
President, Southwestern University (TX)

Cimbolic, Peter
President, Ohio Dominican University (OH)

Ditzler, Mauri A.
President, Albion College (MI)

Egan, Daniel P.
President, Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Rhode Island (RI)

Foley, Thomas P.
President, Mount Aloysius College (PA)

Lowry, Randolph L.
President, Lipscomb University (TN)

Martinez, Ray
President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (TX)

Roche, Denise A.
President, D'Youville College (NY)

Sheeran, Michael
President, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (DC)

Streubert, Helen J.
President, College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ)

Troha, James
President, Juniata College (PA)

Committee on Policy Analysis & Public Relations

Board Members:

Glotzbach, Philip A. (Committee Chair)
President, Skidmore College (NY)

Albert, Mary Margaret
President, Siena Heights University (MI)

Benton, Andrew K.
President, Pepperdine University (CA)

Enlow, Ralph
President, Association for Biblical Higher Education (FL)

Farvardin, Nariman
President, Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ)

Glassner, Barry
President, Lewis and Clark College (OR)

Hass, Marjorie
President, Austin College (TX)

Lambert, Leo M.
President, Elon University (NC)

McCardell, John M.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South (TN)

Samhat, Nayef H.
President, Wofford College (SC)

Schwalbach, Eileen
President, Mount Mary University (WI)

Smaligo, Lesa
Executive Director, Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities (OK)

Stroble, Elizabeth
President, Webster University (MO)

Non-Board Members:

Cooper, Mary-Beth
President, Springfield College (MA)

Farish, Donald J.
President, Roger Williams University (RI)

Garren, Kenneth R.
President, Lynchburg College (VA)

Henking, Susan E.
President, Shimer College (IL)

Hoppe, Ken
President, Crowley's Ridge College (AR)

LeFevre, Robert
President, Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MI)

Lindsey, Matthew E.
President, Kansas Independent College Association (KS)

Novak, Amy
President, Dakota Wesleyan University (SD)

Olson, Gary A.
President, Daemen College (NY)

Perkins, Michele D.
President, New England College (NH)

Stitely, Susan
President, Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (VT)

Volk, Mark
President, Lackawanna College (PA)


Committee on Student Aid

Board Members:

Runey, Mim L. (Committee Chair) 
President, Johnson and Wales University (RI)

Braaten, Jennifer L.
President, Ferrum College (VA)

DiSalvo, Steven R.
President, Saint Anselm College (NH)

Hampton, Logan
President, Lane College (TN)

King, Dottie L.
President, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (IN)

McCulloh, Thayne M.
President, Gonzaga University (WA)

McVay, John K.
President, Walla Walla University (WA)

Nunes, Grafton J.
President, Cleveland Institute of Art (OH)

Pribbenow, Paul C.
President, Augsburg College (MN)

Schrader, Edward L.
President, Brenau University (GA)

Soares, Kristen
President, Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (CA)

Taffler, Robin
Executive Director, Work Colleges Consortium (KY)

Non-Board Member:

Anglin, Laura L.
President, Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities (NY)

Barnes, James H.
President, Bethel University (MN)

Casey, Roger N.
President, McDaniel College (MD)

Craft, William
President, Concordia College (MN)

Hanbury, George L.
President, Nova Southeastern University (FL)

Hankins, Paul
President, Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AL)

Hopey, Christopher E.
President, Merrimack College (MA)

Johnson, Robert E.
President, Becker College (MA)

Joyce, David C.
President, Brevard College (NC)

Moore, Ed H.
President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Inc. (FL)

Prisco, Anne
President, Felician University (NJ)

Stefanco, Carolyn J.
President, The College of Saint Rose (NY)

Committee on Tax Policy

Board Members: 

Pestello, Fred P. (Committee Chair)
President, Saint Louis University (MO)

Andresen, Bill
Associate Vice President of Federal Affairs, University of Pennsylvania (DC)

Baenninger, MaryAnn
President, Drew University (NJ)

Cerkvenik, Paul
President, Minnesota Private College Council (MN)

Herzberger, Sharon D.
President, Whittier College (CA)

Hoekstra, Erik
President, Dordt College (IA)

Libby, Wendy B.
President, Stetson University (FL)

Lunsford, Dale A.
President, LeTourneau University (TX)

Mullen, James H.
President, Allegheny College (PA)

Ohles, Frederik
President, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NE)

Sturm, John F.
Associate Vice President, Federal & Washington Relations, University of Notre Dame (IN)

Thorsett, Stephen
President, Willamette University (OR)

Non-Board Members: 

Abernathy, Jeff
President, Alma College (MI)

Bullock, Jeffrey F.
President, University of Dubuque (IA)

Farley, Barbara E.
President, Illinois College (IL)

Jones, Rockwell F.
President, Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)

Lescinski, Joan
President, St. Ambrose University (IA)

Mullen, Shirley
President, Houghton College (NY)

Slabach, Frederick G.
President, Texas Wesleyan University (TX)

Titus, Steven
President, Iowa Wesleyan University (IA)

Tretter, David W.
President, Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (IL)

White, Perry D.
President, Bethel College (KS)

Zylstra, Carl E.
Executive Director, Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities (SD)

Jennifer L. Braaten (Audit Committee Chair)