February 18, 2019
McDaniel College President Roger Casey was recently appointed to two national higher education boards, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the American Council on Education.
The Times recently caught up with Casey to learn more about what those appointments mean for him, for McDaniel, and for the larger higher education community.
Q: In more practical terms, what does it mean to serve as the vice chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the board of directors for the American Council on Education? What do those jobs look like? What impact do these organizations have on higher education?
A: The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, or NAICU, is the nation’s largest organization representing independent higher education on federal issues, while the American Council on Education, or ACE, represents all colleges and universities, both public and private. I will be working with the presidents of both organizations to help to set their strategic plans and agendas. I will also get to meet with elected officials and other policymakers in Washington, D.C., to advocate on higher education issues.