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Seven out of 10 alumni from America’s private colleges and universities “agree” or “strongly agree” that their education was worth the cost, according to the latest report from the Gallup-Purdue Index Report. Seventy-four percent of private college alumni responded that their education was valuable; more than 30,000 public and private college alumni were surveyed.
John M. McCardell, Jr., vice chancellor and president of Sewanee: The University of the South, has been appointed chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). McCardell leads a list of four new board officers and 14 new board members who assumed their responsibilities today, February 4, 2015, at the close of the 2015 NAICU Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) presented the 29th Annual Henry Paley Memorial Award to Christopher B. Nelson, president of St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, for his tireless work on behalf of the liberal arts and private higher education, and for setting an example for all who would seek to advance educational opportunity in the United States. The award was presented today during NAICU’s 2015 Annual Meeting currently underway at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Support for student privacy is a policy position that the NAICU membership has taken throughout our existence, encompassing support of the Family Educational Rights and Responsibility Act (FERPA)—as well as opposition to the collection of student unit record data. Protection of student privacy was one of the six principles that guided our policy development on the Higher Education Act reauthorization work that began in 2002. So, it is certainly true that the NAICU membership supported a ban on the establishment of a student unit record data system and continues to do so.
Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA) President Tracy Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., has been appointed chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Fitzsimmons leads a list of four new board officers and 15 new board directors who assumed their responsibilities on February 5, 2014 at the close of the NAICU 2014 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) received the 2014 Award for Advocacy of Independent Higher Education today from the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Legal Services Review Panel is the recipient of the 2014 Henry Paley Memorial Award, presented today during the Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting. The meeting is being held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama convened a national summit on enhancing college opportunity for low income students. More than 140 leaders from public and private colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, non-profit groups attended the event and made organizational commitments to launch or expand new programs designed to meet the President’s goal of increasing college opportunities for disadvantaged students. NAICU President David Warren attended with summit along with more than 60 presidents from private, nonprofit colleges and universities.
The Save Pell Coalition, of which CLASP is a member, has released new findings on the current state of the Pell Grant program and the many students who are counting on it. Key takeaways include: Pell grants have already been hit hard and students rely on Pell Grants more than ever.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2013) — Students and families entering the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities this academic year experienced the lowest tuition and fee rate increases in at least four decades. According to an annual survey of its members, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) reports published tuition and fees increased by just 3.6 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year. At the same time, institutional student aid budgets at private colleges increased an average of 6.9 percent for 2013-14.
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