At this year's annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a professional organization dedicated to undergraduate liberal education, the association's members elected five new directors as well as new officers of the organization's board.
Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, president of Hollins University, will be chair of the AAC&U Board of Directors. Dr. Lenore Rodicio, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, will be past chair. Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal, vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Utah, will be vice chair. And Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, will be treasurer.
The new directors are Dr. Elizabeth Howe Bradley, president of Vassar College; Dr. Andrea Chapdelaine, president of Hood College; Frederick Lawrence, secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society; Dr. Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia; and Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernández, senior vice president of Southern New Hampshire University.
"I'm so grateful to the extraordinary group of higher education leaders who serve on the AAC&U Board of Directors," said Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U. "I look forward to working with and learning from this year's board members as we strive toward our shared objective of advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy."