CIC Announces Appointment of Vice President for Communications

2/1/2017 — Washington, DC

​The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) announced that Lynn Donham has joined the CIC staff as Vice President for Communications. Donham comes to CIC from the Association of Governing Boards for Universities and Colleges, where she served as vice president for marketing and communications. She began her full-time duties in January working with departing Vice President Laura Wilcox, who has served CIC for 16 years.

“Lynn’s combination of staff experience with Agnes Scott College, Emory University, and the University of Iowa, paired with more than 20 years of creative work for independent colleges and universities as part of higher education consulting firms, brings broad experience and depth to our communications,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “Her experience supports our print, web, digital, social, and design communications at CIC.”

Lynn earned a BA degree summa cum laude in journalism/magazines from the University of Georgia, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She helped to found the Atlanta Business Chronicle and SBC Today. She has served on the CASE District III Conference Committee, the Atlanta board of AIGA, and the Atlanta board of IABC.

She co-wrote “How to Talk to Parents About Autism,” with Dr. Roy Sanders, (Norton, 2008), as well as articles for CASE Currents and HOW Magazine. Her speaking engagements include CASE District conferences and EduWeb. She and her husband, Victor, served as co-chair of Agnes Scott College’s Parents Council in 20102011.


​The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 765 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers. CIC also provides support to state associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.