Pressnell named National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities - State Executives Chair
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities- State Executives (NAICUSE) has named Claude Pressnell as chair. In the position, Pressnell will represent the interests of the state executives of 42 state-level associations affiliated with NAICU until February 2011.
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the Association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. NAICU membership includes nearly 1,000 independent colleges and universities across the nation, including 35 institutions in Tennessee.
Pressnell is the President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA). In fall 2008, TICUA member colleges and universities throughout the State enrolled more than 68,000 students. TICUA membership includes 32 four-year colleges and universities and 3 professional colleges.
TICUA engages Tennessee's private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. For more information about TICUA, please visit our website at www.ticua.org