TICUA Honors Senator Lamar Alexander
The TICUA annual meeting provides presidents from the State’s private colleges and universities an opportunity to share ideas about initiatives and issues in higher education. Items on the agenda for this year’s meeting included environmental stewardship, business continuity planning, and creation of new academic programs. Dr. David Warren, President of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities provided an overview of the status of the reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA).
Senator Alexander has been a strong proponent for passage of HEA, including provisions that would reduce federal regulation in higher education and seeks to help students afford a college education. In recognition of his work on this act, and for his support of private higher education in general, TICUA held a reception in his honor. At the reception, Dr. Warren praised Alexander’s commitment to higher education, "In all my years of working in
Dr. Claude Pressnell, President of TICUA, further commended Alexander, “Senator Alexander has been a strong supporter of the private higher education sector. He has continually advocated for legislation that keeps higher education affordable for all students. Students from
“Alexander’s experience as
The annual meeting was February 19-20 at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown
In fall 2007, private colleges and universities in the state enrolled more than 66,500 students. TICUA engages