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President Maxey to lead Council of Independent Colleges Board of Directors

Roanoke College President Michael C. Maxey has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of the Council of Independent Colleges.

The Council of Independent Colleges, headquartered in Washington, DC, is an association of 760 nonprofit independent colleges and universities, state-based councils of independent colleges, and other higher education affiliates. The CIC works to support independent college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of independent higher education’s contributions to society.

Elections were held during a meeting of the Board of Directors at CIC’s annual Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida, on Jan. 4, 2022.

Maxey joined the CIC Board in January 2018, and was named vice chair for programs in 2021. As board chair, he will preside at meetings of the Board of Directors and of the CIC, represent the organization, and appoint committees and commissions with the advice of the board. Among the responsibilities of the CIC directors are providing fiduciary oversight for the allocation of CIC’s assets and approving operating budgets, participating in the development and approval of long-range plans, and advising on the direction of the association’s programs and services.

“The Council is pleased to have Michael Maxey as chair of the board,” said CIC President Marjorie Hass. “CIC is in the midst of implementing many exciting new projects, and needs a strong chair and board to oversee their planning and execution. I am certain that President Maxey will serve the Council admirably, and look forward to working with him.”

Maxey has served as president of Roanoke College in Virginia since 2007, having previously served Roanoke for 22 years in many capacities, including vice president for college relations, and dean of admissions and financial aid. Earlier, he held positions at the University of New Hampshire, Wake Forest University and Everett University. Maxey has served on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges board and is past chair of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities and the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America.

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