Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes more than 30 college presidents from CIC institutions and other leaders in higher education. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(Terms ending January 2016)

Chris Kimball, Chair
President
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA

Tom Hellie, Vice Chair for Programs 
President
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR

Billy C. Hawkins, Acting Secretary and Vice Chair for Membership 
President 
Talladega College
Talladega, AL

William T. Luckey, Treasurer
President
Lindsey Wilson College
Columbia, KY

Marjorie Hass, Vice Chair for Resource Development
President
Austin College
Sherman, TX

Michele D. Perkins, Vice Chair for Public Information
President
New England College
Henniker, NH

Kurt Kuehn, Vice Chair for Investment 
Chief Financial Officer
UPS
Atlanta, GA

George E. Martin, Past Chair
President
St. Edward’s University
Austin, TX 

Richard Ekman, Ex Officio
President
Council of Independent Colleges
Washington, DC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

William T. Abare
(January 2016)
President
Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL

Richard B. Artman
(January 2018)
President
Viterbo University
LaCrosse, WI

David L. Beckley
(January 2017)
President
Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

Jennifer L. Braaten
(January 2017)
President
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA

Nancy J. Cable
(January 2018)
President
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Jacksonville, FL

Christina R. Cutlip
(January 2016)
Managing Director and Head of Plan Sponsor Services: Institutional Relationships
TIAA-CREF
Fairfax, VA
 
Robert A. Gervasi
(January 2017)
President
Quincy University 
Quincy, IL
 
Michael Gilligan
(January 2018)
President
Henry Luce Foundation
New York, NY

Pamela J. Gunter-Smith
(January 2018)
President
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA

Robert C. Helmer
(January 2017)
President
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH

David G. Horner
(January 2016)
President
American College of Greece
Athens, Greece

Robert R. Lindgren
(January 2018)
President
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA

Michael Lomax
(January 2016)
President
United Negro College Fund
Fairfax, VA

Juan Olivarez
(January 2018)
President
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI

Jerold Panas
(January 2016)
Executive Partner and CEO
Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
Chicago, IL

Lynn Pasquerella
(January 2018)
President
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

M. Lee Pelton
(January 2017)
President
Emerson College
Boston, MA
 
Fred P. Pestello
(January 2017)
President
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO
 
Kim Phipps
(January 2016)
President
Messiah College
Grantham, PA

Kenneth P. Ruscio
(January 2016)
President
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

Lisa Marsh Ryerson
(January 2017)
President
AARP Foundation
Washington, DC​

​Beck A. Taylor
(January 2018)
President
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

A. Hope Williams
(January 2016)
President
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Raleigh, NC

J.B. Wilson
(January 2017)
President
Independent College Fund of New Jersey
Summit, NJ

Cynthia Zane
(January 2016)
President
Hilbert College
Hamburg, NY
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