Kalamazoo College President Named NAICU Chair

Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-OyelaranKalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, Ph.D., has been named chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) for 2013-14. NAICU represents more than 1,000 member colleges, associations, and other institutions nationwide, including Kalamazoo College.

As chair, Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran will lead the NAICU board in setting the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives, and oversee the association’s financial administration.

“NAICU is an effective and respected participant in the political process, representing member institutions such as K on policy issues with the federal government, including issues affecting student aid, taxation, government regulation, and the assault on the liberal arts,” she said.

“As NAICU chair, I will be in a position to advocate for these and other issues that are vital to helping institutions such as Kalamazoo College thrive in a competitive marketplace, an uncertain economy, and a divisive political climate.”