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.”