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Dr. Arnold L. Mitchem, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education, has been selected to receive the 2013 Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The award will be presented on Feb. 5 by NAICU President David L. Warren during the NAICU annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The awards reception, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be held in the Regency B Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Published tuition and fees at the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities rose 3.9 percent for the 2012-13 academic year, the lowest rate in at least four decades, according to a survey by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). At the same time, institutional student aid budgets at private colleges increased an average of 6.2 percent for 2012-13.
NAICU has joined nearly two dozen other national higher education organizations to launch the Higher Education Compliance Alliance, a new online resource to assist institutions in finding their way through the terrain of ever-growing federal laws and regulations.
The members of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) have selected 14 new board directors and four new board officers for 2012-13. They were officially appointed on Feb. 1 at the NAICU 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) received the 2012 Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education today from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The award was presented by NAICU President David L. Warren and Fairfield University President Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx during a luncheon at the NAICU 2012 Annual Meeting. The meeting is being held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 31-Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University received the 2012 Henry Paley Memorial Award today from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). She received the award from NAICU President David L. Warren and Herbert Tillery, executive director of the College Success Foundation - District of Columbia, at the NAICU 2012 Annual Meeting. The meeting is being held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
A week after President Barack Obama warned colleges and universities in his State of the Union address that they were "on notice" to keep tuition increases in check or risk losing federal money, senior White House education adviser Zakiya Smith and three private college presidents will address higher education affordability on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at a panel session titled "College Affordability: Issues and Solutions."
"We welcome the president's commitment to increasing the federal government's investment in student assistance, including his call for doubling Federal Work-Study funding, expanding the Perkins Loan program, and making the tuition tax credit permanent. We also welcome a more robust conversation on college affordability."
Hundreds of private college and university presidents will meet with House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers; Senior White House Education Advisor Zakiya Smith; Education Analyst and Writer Diane Ravitch; Historian & Author Douglas Brinkley; United Technologies Corporation CEO Louis Chênevert; and other speakers to explore the challenges and opportunities facing higher education, America's college students, and the nation.
The salaries of executives at private, nonprofit colleges and universities reflect supply and demand. Searches for these positions at a significant number of independent institutions are highly competitive, and colleges must offer compensation packages that attract qualified leaders. Salaries are largely set through marketplace studies.
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