Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes college presidents from CIC institutions and other leaders in higher education. 


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

(Terms ending January 2022)

Katherine Bergeron, Chair
President
Connecticut College
New London, CT

Michael C. Maxey, Vice Chair for Programs
President 
Roanoke College
Salem, VA

Roslyn Clark Artis, Secretary and Vice Chair for Membership
President
Benedict College
Columbia, SC

H. James Williams, Treasurer
President
Mount St. Joseph University
Cincinnati, OH

Elizabeth Davis, Vice Chair for Resource Development
President
Furman University
Greenville, SC

Elizabeth J. Stroble, Vice Chair for Public Information
Chancellor
Webster University
St. Louis, MO

Arvid C. Johnson, Vice Chair for Investment
President
University of St. Francis
Joliet, IL

MaryAnn Baenninger, Past Chair
Past President
Drew University
Madison, NJ

Marjorie Hass, Ex Officio
President
Council of Independent Colleges
Washington, DC


BOARD OF DIRECTORS  

Carmen Twillie Ambar
(January 2024)
President
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH

Danny J. Anderson
(January 2023)
President
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX

Amelia A.J. Bond
(January 2023)
President and CEO
St. Louis Community Foundation
St. Louis, MO

Andrea E. Chapdelaine
(January 2022)
President
Hood College
Frederick, MD

Phillip W. Chritton
(January 2023)
Vice President, Legal
UPS
Atlanta, GA

John L. Comerford
(January 2023)
President
Otterbein University
Westerville, OH

Mary-Beth A. Cooper
(January 2022)
President
Springfield College
Springfield, MA

J. Bradley Creed
(January 2022)
President
Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC

Christina R. Cutlip
(January 2022)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement and National Advocacy
TIAA
Fairfax, VA
 
Barbara A. Farley
(January 2022)
President
Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL

John C. Knapp
(January 2024)
President
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA

Michael Lomax
(January 2022)
President and CEO​
UNCF
Washington, DC
 
John P. Marsden
(January 2023)
President
Midway University
Midway, KY

Kathleen M. Murray
(January 2023)
President
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA

Mary Eileen O'Brien, OP
(January 2024)
President
Dominican College
Orangeburg, NY

Elfred Anthony Pinkard
(January 2022)
President
Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, OH

Charles W. Pollard
(January 2024)
President
John Brown University
Siloam Springs, AR

Paul C. Pribbenow
(January 2022)
President
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, MN

Lyle D. Roelofs
(January 2024)
President
Berea College
Berea, KY

Celeste M. Schenck
(January 2022)
President
The American University of Paris
Paris, France

Roderick L. Smothers
(January 2024)
President
Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR

William J. Spiker
(January 2022)
President
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Columbus, OH
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John R. Swallow
(January 2023)
President
Carthage College
Kenosha, WI

Kelsey A. Sherman Creech, Assistant Secretary
Operations Director, President's Office
Council of Independent Colleges
Washington, DC