December 1, 2011
FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D., president of Marian University, has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). DiSalvo will serve on the NAICU’s committee for Policy Analysis and Public Relations.
“It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the NAICU board of directors,” said Dr. Steven DiSalvo. “I am proud to have Marian University contribute at the national level to the dialogue on important issues pertaining to independent higher education.”
Members of NAICU’s board of directors set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives and oversee the association’s financial administration. There are 49 members of the board and each serves three-year terms. President DiSalvo will represent the organization’s Region 5, which includes Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private, nonprofit colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation and government regulation. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU members enroll nine out of every 10 students attending private institutions. They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, comprehensive universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, art institutions, two-year colleges and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business and other professions.