CIC Welcomes New Board Members

​The CIC Board of Directors elected six new members during its January 4, 2017, meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Roslyn Clark Artis headshotRoslyn Clark Artis was appointed the 13th president of Florida Memorial University in February 2014 and is the first woman president in the university’s 137-year history. Prior to her career in academia, Artis practiced law as a general litigator. During that time, she served as chair of the West Virginia Board of Law Examiners and president of the Mountain State Bar Association—the oldest minority bar association in the country. Artis has served on the UNCF board of directors, Presidents’ Advisory Board for Title III Administrators, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce board of directors, United Way of Miami Dade advisory council, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, where she is chair of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security Academic Programs. She earned a PhD in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University, a JD from West Virginia University College of Law, and a BA in political science from West Virginia State University.

Katherine Bergeron headshotKatherine Bergeron became the 11th president of Connecticut College in January 2014. She previously served as dean of the college at Brown University. Earlier, Bergeron held appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tufts University, University of California at Berkeley, and Brown. She serves on the editorial advisory board of Liberal Education as well as on the board of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and on the executive committee of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges. Bergeron is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University, holds both an MA and a PhD in music history from Cornell University, and is the author and editor of numerous scholarly articles and books, including two prize-winning monographs on French music and culture.

Edward B. Burger headshotEdward B. Burger is the 15th president of Southwestern University (TX). He previously served on the faculty of Williams College (MA), beginning in 1990, and held the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professorship of Mathematics. Burger is the author of more than 70 research articles, books, and video series; his most recent book is The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking (2012). He has delivered over 700 addresses worldwide including at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft Corporation, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of the Interior, New York Public Library, and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Burger hosts a weekly radio program, Higher ED, on higher education and thinking produced by NPR’s Austin affiliate KUT. Burger graduated summa cum laude with distinction in mathematics from Connecticut College and earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Arvid Johnson headshotArvid C. Johnson was installed as the ninth president of the University of St. Francis (IL) in June 2013. Previously, he served as the dean of the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University (IL) and as a professor of management. Prior to entering academia full-time, he had over 15 years of engineering, manufacturing, and senior management experience in defense and aerospace businesses, including Northrop Grumman Corporation, Microwave Laboratories, and Varian Associates. Johnson currently serves on the boards of the National Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Illinois Council on Economic Education, and the Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center Community Leadership Board. He has published in the areas of quantitative analysis, microwave materials processing, advanced manufacturing practices, and strategic management, and he holds 12 U.S. patents. Johnson earned a BA in physics from Lewis University (IL), a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD in management science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Thomas Kazee headshotThomas A. Kazee became the 23rd president of the University of Evansville (IN) in June 2010. Previously, he was provost and executive vice president of Furman University (SC). A political scientist, Kazee served for 18 years on the faculty at Davidson College, including a decade as chair of the political science department, and four years as dean of the college at Sewanee: The University of the South (TN). A passionate advocate for the liberal arts, Kazee was the recipient of Davidson College’s Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award. His published work includes studies of congressional candidate recruitment, the impact of television news on attitudes about the American presidency, state party development, and the influence of interest groups in state legislatures in the U.S. Kazee earned a BA in political science from Baldwin Wallace University (OH) and a PhD in political science from Ohio State University.

Colleen Perry Keith headshotColleen Perry Keith was named president of Pfeiffer University in July 2015. She previously served as president of Spartanburg Methodist College for six years. Earlier, Keith served in administrative positions at Rogers University, Ohio State University, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and Ohio University, and taught courses in the master of business administration and master of communication degree programs at Franklin University (OH). She also has served on foundation and nonprofit boards, including of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, and South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. In 2010, Keith was named South Carolina Career Woman of the Year by the South Carolina Business and Professional Woman’s Foundation. She​ earned her BA in political science from Binghamton University, an MEd in educational counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in higher education administration and student affairs from Ohio State University.

View the full Board of Directors roster.