Albion College President Donna Randall is one of a handful of college and university leaders invited to join the new Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Campaign for the Liberal Arts advisory committee. In accepting the invitation, Randall will be one of approximately 15 executive, admission and public relations administrators, from institutions across the U.S., who will develop and direct the activities of the campaign.
"I'm very pleased to join the CIC campaign," said Randall. "Our Albion Advantage initiative has been in place for several years now, and specifically addresses the goals of the CIC campaign. We've been very successful in promoting our liberal arts curriculum with an outcomes-based focus, and I look forward to helping the CIC do the same."
Randall and the other advisory committee members plan to meet in early 2013, to begin shaping the campaign's goals, messages and activities. According to the CIC Web site, the campaign is intended to "promote the liberal arts and the effectiveness of independent higher education, to increase the likelihood that the next generation of Americans will be prepared for the top-priority jobs in the United States and for leadership in a democratic society." Kenyon College President Georgia Nugent will chair the committee.
Randall is no stranger to the national stage. Since July 2012, she has been a regular contributor to The Huffington Post College blog, addressing topics specific to liberal arts education. She authored "Cutting Our Way to Excellence? Unlikely" for Aramark's Higher Education Presidential Perspectives Leadership Series in 2011. Randall served as moderator for a CIC Foundation Conversation, and has participated on leadership councils with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Michigan Colleges Foundation.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that supports college and university leadership and enhances public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. It provides numerous services and programs designed to improve the quality of academic, administrative and financial performance and institutional visibility.