Board of Directors

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

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(Terms ending January 2018)

Thomas L. Hellie, Chair
President
Linfield College
McMinnville, OR

Lynn Pasquerella, Vice Chair for Programs
President
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA

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

Robert C. Helmer, Acting Treasurer
President
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH

Pamela J. Gunter Smith, Vice Chair for Resource Development
President
York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA

Robert A. Gervasi, Vice Chair for Public Information
President
Quincy University
Quincy, IL

John B. Wilson, Vice Chair for Investment
President
Independent College Fund of New Jersey
Summit, NJ

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

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  
 
Richard B. Artman
(January 2018)
President
Viterbo University
LaCrosse, WI
 
MaryAnn Baenninger
(January 2017)
President
Drew University
Madison, NJ

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

Jennifer L. Braaten
(January 2017)
President
Ferrum College
Ferrum, VA
 
James E. Brenneman
(January 2017)
President
Goshen College
Goshen, IN
 
Nancy J. Cable
(January 2018)
President
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Jacksonville, FL

Christina R. Cutlip
(January 2019)
Senior Managing Director, Head of National Advocacy, and Government Liaison
TIAA
Fairfax, VA
 
Michael Gilligan
(January 2018)
President
Henry Luce Foundation
New York, NY
 
Judith Maxwell Greig
​(January 2019)
President
Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA

David G. Horner
(January 2019)
President
American College of Greece
Athens, Greece
 
Kurt Kuehn
(January 2017)
Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
UPS
Atlanta, GA
 
Robert R. Lindgren
(January 2018)
President
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA

Michael Lomax
(January 2019)
President
United Negro College Fund
Washington, DC
 
Mary B. Marcy
(January 2019)
President
Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA
 
Suzanne K. Mellon
(January 2018)
President
Carlow University
Pittsburgh, PA
 
Barbara K. Mistick
(January 2019)
President
Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
 
Lester C. Newman
(January 2019)
President
Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, TX
 
Juan Olivarez
(January 2018)
President
Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI

Jerold Panas
(January 2018)
Executive Partner and CEO
Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners
Chicago, IL
 
M. Lee Pelton
(January 2017)
President
Emerson College
Boston, MA
 
Kevin M. Ross
(January 2019)
President
Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL

Lisa Marsh Ryerson
(January 2017)
President
AARP Foundation
Washington, DC​
 
Nayef H. Samhat
(January 2019)
President
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
 
​Beck A. Taylor
(January 2018)
President
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

A. Hope Williams
(January 2017)
President
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Raleigh, NC

Cynthia Zane
(January 2018)
President
Hilbert College
Hamburg, NY
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