Governance

Each member institution will be represented on both The New American Colleges and Universities Board of Directors and the Council of Institutional Representatives.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, comprising the presidents of each member institution and the chairs of the Advisory Councils of Chief Academic Officers, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), and Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAOs), approves and implements policy and programs related to the mission, governance, fiscal health, membership, reputation and planning of The New American Colleges and Universities; sets the annual budget; and selects and evaluates the President. The Board of Directors meets twice annually, usually in conjunction with the CIC Presidents’ Institute and at the Summer Institute.

Current Officers:

Chair: Tom Kazee
President, University of Evansville
president@evansville.edu

Vice-Chair: Daan Braveman
President, Nazareth College
dbravem7@naz.edu

Immediate Past Chair: Mark Heckler
President, Valparaiso University
mark.heckler@valpo.edu

Other Executive Committee Members:

Membership Committee Chair: Daan Braveman
President, Nazareth College
dbravem7@naz.edu

CFO Chair: Joe Baker
Senior Vice President Administration and Finance, Widener University, jjbaker@widener.edu

CAO Chair: Thomas Burns
Provost, Belmont University
thomas.burns@belmont.edu

SSAO Chair: Ruta Shah-Gordon
Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life, Wagner College
rshahgor@wagner.edu

The President is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

Advisory Councils 

The Advisory Councils advise on and implement policy related to the promotion of best practices in liberal education, including the purposeful and innovative integration of the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, and civic engagement, curricular, co-curricular, and financial, and plans and oversees related initiatives, e.g., best practice dissemination, professional development programs, off-campus study initiatives, and proposals for new collaboration.

Current Officers and Executive Committee:

Chair, Chief Academic Officers: Thomas Burns, Provost, Belmont University, thomas.burns@belmont.edu

Chair, Senior Student Affairs Officers: Ruta Shah-Gordon, Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life, Wagner College, rshahgor@wagner.edu

Chair, Chief Financial Officers: Joe Baker, Senior Vice President Administration and Finance, Widener University, jjbaker@widener.edu

Co-Chair, Ambassadors: Associate Professor of English Heidi Laudien, Manhattan College, heidi.laudien@manhattan.edu

Co-Chair, Ambassadors: Associate Professor of English David Salomon, The Sage Colleges, davidasalomon@gmail.com

The President is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.

Membership Committee 

The New American Colleges and Universities has one standing committee, the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee comprises two presidents appointed by the Chair of the Board of Directors (one of whom will serve as Chair of the Committee) and two provosts appointed by the Chair of the Council of Institutional Representatives.

Current Membership:
Chair: Daan Braveman
President, Nazareth College
dbravem7@naz.edu

Robert Fisher
President , Belmont University
bob.fisher@belmont.edu

Thomas Burns
Provost, Belmont University
thomas.burns@belmont.edu

Bill Clyde
Provost, Manhattan College
william.clyde@manhattan.edu

The President is an ex-officio member of the Membership Committee.

 

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