Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich

Hartwick President Drugovich Elected to NAICU Board

February 4, 2016

Hartwick College President Margaret L. Drugovich has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The announcement was made Tuesday at the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC and ratified Wednesday.

NAICU serves as the national voice of private non-profit higher education. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of independent higher education in the United States. Since 1976, the association has represented private non-profit colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation.

Board members set the association agenda on federal higher education policy, actively encourage support of association priorities and initiatives, and oversee the organization’s financial administration.

Drugovich, who is one of three representatives of Region II, was elected by the presidents of that region’s institutions. Region II comprises Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. Her elected term ends in 2019.

Drugovich will continue to serve as a member of the NAICU’s Committee on Accountability, of which she has been a member for two years. This body sets NAICU’s policy agenda in areas of accountability, including legislative, regulatory and other public policy matters. Among the issues under consideration are those related to regulatory compliance, some of which parallel the work Drugovich completed while serving as a member of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Taskforce on the Regulation of Higher Education.

Last month Drugovich was elected to the Division III Presidents Council of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Presidents Council is Division III’s highest governing body.