News Release: McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey Selected to NAICU Board

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February 03, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer



In this role, President Casey assists in setting NAICU policies and priorities 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey has been selected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), effective Feb. 1. 

As an active leader in strategic planning for higher education on the national-level, he has been elected to a three-year term representing the association’s Region II, which includes colleges and universities in Maryland, as well as Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey and New York. 

According to NAICU, independent higher education’s largest policy and advocacy group, board members set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of association priorities and initiatives; and oversee the organization’s financial administration. 

The ninth president of McDaniel College, President Casey also chairs the Board of Trustees for the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA). In addition, he sits on the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) steering committee to assess the future of independent colleges and serves on the NAICU Student Financial Aid Committee. 

A Phi Beta Kappan and first-generation college graduate, President Casey holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree from Furman University.

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About McDaniel College: 

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary.

About NAICU: 

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of private nonprofit higher education. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of independent higher education in the United States. 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. Our member institutions include major research universities, church-related colleges, historically black colleges, art and design colleges, traditional liberal arts and science institutions, women’s colleges, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions. 

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