Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran was elected vice chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) board of directors at the Association’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
As a member of the NAICU board’s executive committee, she will help lead the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives; and oversee the association’s financial administration. After her one-year term as vice-chair, she will assume the position of board chair for a year. Following her one-year term as chair, she will serve as past-chair for another year, before rotating off of the board.
NAICU is the largest national organization representing the presidents of private, nonprofit colleges and universities. NAICU represents American independent higher education on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. NAICU’s more than 1,000 member colleges and universities enroll nine out of every 10 students attending private, nonprofit institutions in the United States.
Wilson-Oyelaran has been president of Kalamazoo College since July 2005.