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Casey Named Chair of Maryland Independent College and University Association

July 28, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Independent College and University Association elected Roger Casey, President of McDaniel College, as Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2015. Elected by unanimous vote of the MICUA Board of Trustees—which includes the presidents of 15 private colleges and universities in Maryland—Dr. Casey will lead the organization in implementing its strategic objectives.

At a May 1 meeting, the MICUA Board elected members to key positions for two-year terms. Other appointments include Vice Chair—Michael Wood, President of Capitol Technology University; Secretary/Treasurer—Samuel Hoi, President of Maryland Institute College of Art; and Capital Projects Committee Chair—Christopher Nelson, President of St. John’s College.

MICUA is a member-driven organization devoted to serving the interests of independent higher education and supporting the work of campus leaders throughout the State. Established in 1971, the Association provides services to foster cooperative efforts among its member institutions and all segments of higher education. As the voice of independent higher education in Maryland, MICUA seeks to inform the broader public about its member institutions and the vital importance of independent colleges and universities to the future of our State and nation.

Dr. Roger Casey is the ninth President of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and Budapest, Hungary. During his five-year tenure, McDaniel has been rated highly by U.S. News, Kiplinger’s, Money Magazine, and Colleges  That Change Lives; named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; and commended by The New America Foundation for its support of low-income students.

Dr. Casey teaches courses in media, popular culture, drama, and leadership. He has authored numerous articles and the book, Textual Vehicles: The Automobile in American Literature. His cultural analysis has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, and on CNN, ABC, and CBS.

President Casey sits on the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) steering committee to assess the future of independent colleges and leads the CIC New Presidents’ Institute program in enrollment management. He also sits on the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) Student Financial Aid Committee. A Phi Beta Kappan and first-generation college graduate, President Casey holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and a B.A. from Furman University in his native South Carolina.