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Dr. Marjorie Hass Elected to Executive Committee of Council of Independent Colleges Board
Article By: by Austin College
Posted: 4/11/2014 Views: 1273  Impressions: 9475
Categories: Education

SHERMAN, TEXAS-Dr. Marjorie Hass, president of Austin College, has been elected to the eight-member Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. She will serve through December 2015 as vice chair for resource development. The Resource Development Committee provides board leadership for the Council's financial resource development needs. The vice chair for resource development of the Executive Committee also serves as vice chair for resource development of the Board and of the CIC.

Dr. Hass has been a member of the CIC Board of Directors since January 2012.

The elections were held during a meeting of the Board of Directors at CIC's 2014 Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida, earlier this year.

CIC is the only national organization today that focuses solely on providing services and a broad range of initiatives directly to independent colleges and universities to help improve the quality of education and strengthen institutional resources.

"The Council is pleased to have Dr. Hass as a member of the Board's Executive Committee," said CIC President Richard Ekman. "CIC continues to implement many exciting new programs, projects, and services, and needs a strong Executive Committee to oversee their planning and execution. I am certain that Dr. Hass will serve the Council admirably, and look forward to working with her."

The CIC Executive Committee consists of eight officers: chair; vice chairs for programs, resource development, public information, investment, and membership; treasurer; and past chair. These offices have full voting privileges and are the senior officers of the Council.

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 645 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and more than 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education's contributions to society. The Council is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allows a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students' faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.

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