“I am thrilled that Barbara Mistick is taking the helm of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). These are turbulent days for all of American higher education, but NAICU and its member institutions could not have a better leader in place to navigate a thoughtful, strategic course forward on the public policy issues facing our nation’s private, nonprofit institutions.
Dr. Mistick has a long and distinguished career as an entrepreneur, educator, and leader. She has guided Wilson College through a period of record growth while demonstrating a deep commitment to access and value for students and their families. When she begins her tenure at NAICU on Sept. 1, Barbara will no doubt hit the ground running and immediately make her voice heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill and across the federal policymaking landscape. ACE and the rest of the higher education community are fortunate to have someone of Barbara Mistick’s experience and expertise at the public policy advocacy table, and I look forward to working with her.”