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Council of Independent Colleges Elects New Board Members2023-01-31T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) announces the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The election was held during the annual board meeting prior to the start of the 2023 Presidents Institute that took place January 4–7 in San Francisco.
Ohio Community Colleges and Independent Universities Partner to Approve Transfer Pathways in Biology, English and Psychology2022-12-05T05:00:00ZCIC and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges announce the approval of three transfer pathways developed by faculty and leadership at a consortium of 11 community colleges and 14 independent colleges. The pathways are for majors in Biology, English and Psychology, and align with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways.
Council of Independent Colleges and Association of College and University Educators Launch “Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community”2022-11-01T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) announced today the launch of “Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community,” establishing a first-of-its-kind network across CIC member colleges and universities to equip faculty and staff with evidence-based strategies designed to deepen student belonging and make campuses more welcoming and inclusive.
Council of Independent Colleges Receives $15.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment to Enhance Programs Related to Calling and Vocation2022-10-24T04:00:00ZThe $15,296,000 grant, the largest single gift in CIC’s history, will be used to focus on strategic priorities related to vocation in higher education over a four-year period.
Council of Independent Colleges Welcomes Matt Trainum as Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships2022-09-12T04:00:00ZCIC announces that Matt Trainum will be the inaugural Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships starting in late September. Trainum is currently a senior consultant for strategy at Credo, a higher education consulting firm focused on strategy and student success by transforming student outcomes.
CIC Elects New Board Members2022-02-16T05:00:00Z​The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors elected Michael Maxey, president of Roanoke College (VA), as chair of the Board during its January 4, 2022, meeting in Marco Island, Florida. The Board also elected six new members to the Executive Committee and eight new members to serve on the Board.
CIC President Emeritus Richard Ekman Honored for Leadership and Service2022-01-19T05:00:00ZCIC honored president emeritus Richard Ekman during its 52nd annual Presidents Institute. The “Richard Ekman Keynote Address in Higher Education” was established by the CIC Board of Directors in recognition of Ekman’s more than 20 years as president of CIC.
CIC Presidents Present 2022 Awards during Annual Conference2022-01-19T05:00:00ZCIC presidents honored Judith Block McLaughlin with the 2022 Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service; Robert Hale and Karen Hale with the 2022 Award for Philanthropy (Individual); and Cannon Charitable Interests with the 2022 Award for Philanthropy (Organization).
Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) Grant2021-11-22T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced that it was awarded a grant as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) initiative, funded by the American Rescue Plan, to support humanities programs at cultural organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titilayo Ufomata Appointed as CIC Senior Vice President for Academic Programs2021-11-16T05:00:00ZTitilayo (Titi) Ufomata has been appointed as the Council of Independent Colleges’ new Senior Vice President for Academic Programs. Ufomata is the provost and senior vice president at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and she previously served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
CIC and OFIC Launch Consortium for Transfer Pathways in the Liberal Arts in Ohio2021-07-09T04:00:00ZCIC announces a grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to launch an Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts. This new project will bring together 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges in Ohio to establish three pathways to a baccalaureate degree in English, psychology, and biology for students at community colleges.
CIC Selects 24 Colleges and Universities to Participate in Public Humanities Program; “Humanities Research for the Public Good” Grants Will Support Projects2021-05-03T04:00:00ZTwenty-four CIC member institutions have been selected to participate in the second cohort of “Humanities Research for the Public Good,” a national initiative to promote student research and public engagement at private colleges and universities while showcasing the rich archival, library, and museum collections held by these institutions.
Marjorie Hass Selected as New President of CIC2021-03-04T05:00:00ZMarjorie Hass, president of Rhodes College in Tennessee and former president of Austin College in Texas, has been selected as the next president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). She will succeed Richard Ekman, who has led CIC for 21 years, in the summer of 2021.
CIC Announces Partnership to Address Racial Inequities2021-02-17T05:00:00ZCIC today announced it is joining a new initiative that brings together colleges and communities to develop plans to address racial inequities. The “Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-based Reparations Solutions” initiative is led by Earl Lewis.
CIC Announces Partners for Legacies of American Slavery Network2021-02-08T05:00:00ZCIC today announced the selection of seven colleges and universities to serve as Regional Collaboration Partners for the multiyear project, “Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past.”
CIC Announces Grant to Extend Research Digest Series2021-02-05T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced an award of $90,000 from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to continue publication of the Digest of Recent Research for three years.
CIC Announces Grant for Study of Open Educational Resources to Reduce Textbook Costs2021-02-03T05:00:00ZCIC today announced an award of $99,660 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) to reduce textbook costs for students at smaller and mid-sized independent colleges and universities, especially HBCUs and other minority serving institutions.
CIC Elects New Board Members2021-01-25T05:00:00ZNewly elected to the CIC Board of Directors are seven distinguished leaders, all presidents of member colleges and universities.
CIC Presidents Present 2021 Awards during Annual Conference2021-01-14T05:00:00ZCIC honored Earl Lewis with the 2021 Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service; Henry B. Tippie and Patricia Bush Tippie with the 2021 Award for Philanthropy (Individual), and The Duke Endowment with the 2021 Award for Philanthropy (Organization).
CIC Awarded NEH Cares Grant2020-08-10T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges announced that it was awarded a grant as part of a new National Endowment for the Humanities initiative, funded by the CARES Act, to support humanities programs at cultural organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CIC Presents 2019 Academic Leadership Awards2019-11-12T05:00:00ZLeanne M. Neilson, provost and vice president for academic affairs of California Lutheran University, received the CIC Chief Academic Officer Award. The Council’s Academic Leadership Award was presented to Judith R. Shapiro, former president of the Teagle Foundation and Barnard College president and professor of anthropology emerita.
CIC Receives $2.67 Million to Examine "Legacies of American Slavery"2019-11-06T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced that it has been awarded $2.67 million by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York to support Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past, a four-year initiative to deepen public understanding of the legacies of American slavery.
Second U.S.–Mexico Higher Education Summit Hosted By CIC2019-04-18T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges, in collaboration with the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES) and Santander Universidades and Universia, is hosting a second U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit in Chicago, Illinois, on April 24–27, 2019.
CIC Announces Teagle Grant for Community College Transfer Pathways Project2019-02-28T05:00:00ZThe Teagle Foundation awarded CIC a $400,000 grant for a three-year project to determine best practices for community college to private college pathways that can be used in other states.
CIC Selects Participating Institutions for Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute2019-02-08T05:00:00ZTwenty-five CIC member institutions have been selected to participate in the second annual Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 2–5, 2019.

 

 

Council of Independent Colleges Elects New Board Members2023-01-31T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) announces the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The election was held during the annual board meeting prior to the start of the 2023 Presidents Institute that took place January 4–7 in San Francisco.
Ohio Community Colleges and Independent Universities Partner to Approve Transfer Pathways in Biology, English and Psychology2022-12-05T05:00:00ZCIC and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges announce the approval of three transfer pathways developed by faculty and leadership at a consortium of 11 community colleges and 14 independent colleges. The pathways are for majors in Biology, English and Psychology, and align with the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathways.
Council of Independent Colleges and Association of College and University Educators Launch “Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community”2022-11-01T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) announced today the launch of “Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community,” establishing a first-of-its-kind network across CIC member colleges and universities to equip faculty and staff with evidence-based strategies designed to deepen student belonging and make campuses more welcoming and inclusive.
Council of Independent Colleges Receives $15.2 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment to Enhance Programs Related to Calling and Vocation2022-10-24T04:00:00ZThe $15,296,000 grant, the largest single gift in CIC’s history, will be used to focus on strategic priorities related to vocation in higher education over a four-year period.
Council of Independent Colleges Welcomes Matt Trainum as Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships2022-09-12T04:00:00ZCIC announces that Matt Trainum will be the inaugural Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships starting in late September. Trainum is currently a senior consultant for strategy at Credo, a higher education consulting firm focused on strategy and student success by transforming student outcomes.
CIC Elects New Board Members2022-02-16T05:00:00Z​The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors elected Michael Maxey, president of Roanoke College (VA), as chair of the Board during its January 4, 2022, meeting in Marco Island, Florida. The Board also elected six new members to the Executive Committee and eight new members to serve on the Board.
CIC President Emeritus Richard Ekman Honored for Leadership and Service2022-01-19T05:00:00ZCIC honored president emeritus Richard Ekman during its 52nd annual Presidents Institute. The “Richard Ekman Keynote Address in Higher Education” was established by the CIC Board of Directors in recognition of Ekman’s more than 20 years as president of CIC.
CIC Presidents Present 2022 Awards during Annual Conference2022-01-19T05:00:00ZCIC presidents honored Judith Block McLaughlin with the 2022 Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service; Robert Hale and Karen Hale with the 2022 Award for Philanthropy (Individual); and Cannon Charitable Interests with the 2022 Award for Philanthropy (Organization).
Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (#SHARP) Grant2021-11-22T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced that it was awarded a grant as part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) initiative, funded by the American Rescue Plan, to support humanities programs at cultural organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Titilayo Ufomata Appointed as CIC Senior Vice President for Academic Programs2021-11-16T05:00:00ZTitilayo (Titi) Ufomata has been appointed as the Council of Independent Colleges’ new Senior Vice President for Academic Programs. Ufomata is the provost and senior vice president at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and she previously served as provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
CIC and OFIC Launch Consortium for Transfer Pathways in the Liberal Arts in Ohio2021-07-09T04:00:00ZCIC announces a grant from the Teagle Foundation and Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to launch an Ohio Consortium for Transfer Pathways to the Liberal Arts. This new project will bring together 14 independent colleges and universities and 10 community colleges in Ohio to establish three pathways to a baccalaureate degree in English, psychology, and biology for students at community colleges.
CIC Selects 24 Colleges and Universities to Participate in Public Humanities Program; “Humanities Research for the Public Good” Grants Will Support Projects2021-05-03T04:00:00ZTwenty-four CIC member institutions have been selected to participate in the second cohort of “Humanities Research for the Public Good,” a national initiative to promote student research and public engagement at private colleges and universities while showcasing the rich archival, library, and museum collections held by these institutions.
Marjorie Hass Selected as New President of CIC2021-03-04T05:00:00ZMarjorie Hass, president of Rhodes College in Tennessee and former president of Austin College in Texas, has been selected as the next president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). She will succeed Richard Ekman, who has led CIC for 21 years, in the summer of 2021.
CIC Announces Partnership to Address Racial Inequities2021-02-17T05:00:00ZCIC today announced it is joining a new initiative that brings together colleges and communities to develop plans to address racial inequities. The “Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-based Reparations Solutions” initiative is led by Earl Lewis.
CIC Announces Partners for Legacies of American Slavery Network2021-02-08T05:00:00ZCIC today announced the selection of seven colleges and universities to serve as Regional Collaboration Partners for the multiyear project, “Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past.”
CIC Announces Grant to Extend Research Digest Series2021-02-05T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced an award of $90,000 from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to continue publication of the Digest of Recent Research for three years.
CIC Announces Grant for Study of Open Educational Resources to Reduce Textbook Costs2021-02-03T05:00:00ZCIC today announced an award of $99,660 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore the potential of Open Educational Resources (OER) to reduce textbook costs for students at smaller and mid-sized independent colleges and universities, especially HBCUs and other minority serving institutions.
CIC Elects New Board Members2021-01-25T05:00:00ZNewly elected to the CIC Board of Directors are seven distinguished leaders, all presidents of member colleges and universities.
CIC Presidents Present 2021 Awards during Annual Conference2021-01-14T05:00:00ZCIC honored Earl Lewis with the 2021 Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service; Henry B. Tippie and Patricia Bush Tippie with the 2021 Award for Philanthropy (Individual), and The Duke Endowment with the 2021 Award for Philanthropy (Organization).
CIC Awarded NEH Cares Grant2020-08-10T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges announced that it was awarded a grant as part of a new National Endowment for the Humanities initiative, funded by the CARES Act, to support humanities programs at cultural organizations that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CIC Presents 2019 Academic Leadership Awards2019-11-12T05:00:00ZLeanne M. Neilson, provost and vice president for academic affairs of California Lutheran University, received the CIC Chief Academic Officer Award. The Council’s Academic Leadership Award was presented to Judith R. Shapiro, former president of the Teagle Foundation and Barnard College president and professor of anthropology emerita.
CIC Receives $2.67 Million to Examine "Legacies of American Slavery"2019-11-06T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges today announced that it has been awarded $2.67 million by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York to support Legacies of American Slavery: Reckoning with the Past, a four-year initiative to deepen public understanding of the legacies of American slavery.
Second U.S.–Mexico Higher Education Summit Hosted By CIC2019-04-18T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges, in collaboration with the Mexican Federation of Private Higher Education Institutions (FIMPES) and Santander Universidades and Universia, is hosting a second U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit in Chicago, Illinois, on April 24–27, 2019.
CIC Announces Teagle Grant for Community College Transfer Pathways Project2019-02-28T05:00:00ZThe Teagle Foundation awarded CIC a $400,000 grant for a three-year project to determine best practices for community college to private college pathways that can be used in other states.
CIC Selects Participating Institutions for Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute2019-02-08T05:00:00ZTwenty-five CIC member institutions have been selected to participate in the second annual Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 2–5, 2019.

Note: Only select press releases prior to October 2010 are available.