President Marjorie Hass was appointed chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) in February. Four new officers and 14 new members assumed responsibilities on the 40+-member Board of Directors at the close of the NAICU annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NAICU is the national public policy association for the nation’s private, non-profit colleges and universities. Dr. Hass will serve a one-year term as chair.
“An outspoken advocate for the critical role a liberal arts education plays in our society, Marjorie Hass has a deep understanding of the issues our members face nationally and on their own campuses,” said NAICU president David L. Warren. “Her experience and leadership, in combination with the other new board members, will be critical over the next 12 months as NAICU and our members navigate this period of change and challenge for American higher education.”
The goals of NAICU match many of those Dr. Hass has set for Austin College. “NAICU’s mission of ensuring that students can access high quality education is vital,” she said. “An educated citizenry drives democracy and strong economic growth. I am pleased to be able to work with my fellow college presidents from across the country in support of these values.”