The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) announced in February that Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, and Chris Nelson, President of St. John's College, were elected to serve on the NAICU Board of Directors.
NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. The Association represents more than 900 private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, including matters impacting student financial aid, campus-based aid, tax policy, and regulations.
Nelson was selected as Chairman of the Board. “Chris’ 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 the political leadership transition in Washington," said NAICU President David L. Warren. "Over the next year, as new opportunities and challenges arise, the Association will be well positioned for success with our new leadership team.”