NAC&U 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.
Executive Committee Officers:
Chair: Daan Braveman
President, Nazareth College
Vice-Chair: Troy Hammond
President, North Central College
Immediate Past Chair: Tom Kazee
President, University of Evansville
Secretary: Devorah Lieberman
President, University of La Verne
Member At-Large: Fayneese Miller
President, Hamline University
The President is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.
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.
Chair, Chief Academic Officers: Bill Clyde, Provost, Manhattan College, email@example.com
Chair, Senior Student Affairs Officers: Ruta Shah-Gordon, Vice President for Internationalization, Intercultural Affairs, and Campus Life, Wagner College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Chief Financial Officers: Joe Baker, Senior Vice President Administration and Finance, Widener University, email@example.com
Co-Chair, Ambassadors: Assistant Professor of Music Keith Koster, Nazareth College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair, Ambassadors: Associate Professor of English Heidi Laudien, Manhattan College, email@example.com
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 Chief Academic Officers’ Advisory Council.
The President is an ex-officio member of the Membership Committee.