President Fox Elected to Higher Ed Board

January 19, 2012

Mary Baldwin University President Pamela Fox is among 11 college presidents from across the country elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

Eight presidents were chosen to represent the association’s national regions and three, including Fox, were named as at-large members of the board.

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“President Fox was selected by her peers because of her expertise in the field, proven leadership, and commitment to America’s college students,” said NAICU President David L. Warren. “She assumes her responsibilities at a time of great challenge and transformation for American higher education.”

Fox also serves as chairwoman of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and is the immediate past chair of both the USA South Athletic Conference and the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges. She also has held many leadership positions on local community boards, for such organizations such as the Frontier Culture Museum and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library.

Members of NAICU’s board of directors set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives, and oversee the association’s financial administration. There are 44 members of the board and they serve three-year terms.

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private, nonprofit colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU members enroll nine out of every 10 students attending private institutions. They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, comprehensive universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, art institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.

Fox will be formally appointed on February 1 at the NAICU annual meeting in Washington DC.