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McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey Elected Chair of the NAICU Board of Directors


February 10, 2020


Roger N. Casey, Ph.D., president of McDaniel College (MD), and one of the longest-serving independent college presidents in the State of Maryland, has been elected chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Casey leads a list of four new board officers, four national committee chairs, and 16 new board members who took office today at the close of the 2020 NAICU Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day held in Washington, DC.

NAICU board members set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourage support for the association’s priorities and initiatives, and oversee the organization’s financial administration. Board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms. National committee chairs lead efforts to examine the impact of public policy on independent colleges and universities and formulate association positions and actions.

Casey succeeds Jo Allen, Ph.D., president of Meredith College (NC), who remains on the board as immediate past chair.

“Roger Casey brings significant experience to the role of NAICU board chair and possesses a keen understanding of the political environment in Washington,” said NAICU President Barbara K. Mistick, D.M. “Since arriving at McDaniel, Roger has been a proven leader at the state and national level, working on behalf of independent colleges and universities, including chairing several of NAICU’s leadership committees. Well-regarded and widely-known leader among the NAICU membership and nationally, I look forward to working with him over the next year.”