Monday, February 11, 2013

Bethany President and Senior Vice President Advocate for Independent Higher Education on Capitol Hill

 President Scott D. Miller and Senior Vice President Sven de Jong participated in the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), February 3-6, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of activities on behalf of private higher education.

They attended briefings and reports on issues critical to private higher education, such as the federal government’s expanding role in both student aid and oversight of colleges, resulting in unprecedented challenges in Washington for independent institutions.

“Our institutions are being pressed on several fronts:  fraud and abuse, state authorization, tax policy, teacher preparation, student aid funding, gainful employment, and college affordability, among others,” according to a NAICU spokesperson, who described the session as “the single most important national higher education event held in the nation’s capital.”