Whittier College President Joins CIC Board of Directors

February 2, 2010

Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger has been elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. Herzberger will serve a two-year term from January 2010 to January 2012.

The elections were held during a meeting of the Board of Directors at CIC’s 2010 Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida on January 4.

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 Sharon Herzberger as a Board member," said CIC President Richard Ekman. "CIC continues to implement many exciting new programs, projects, and services, and needs a strong Board of Directors to oversee their planning and execution. I am certain that President Herzberger will serve the Council admirably, and look forward to working with her."

Founded by Quakers in 1887, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering a traditional liberal arts program integrated with both professional and pre-professional courses of study. With an emphasis on diversity, community, and curricular innovation, the College's primary mission is to endow students with the education, skills, and values appropriate for global leadership and service. Whittier College is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Orange County.

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of more than 600 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that work together to strengthen college and university leadership, sustain high-quality education, and enhance private higher education’s contributions to society. To fulfill this mission, CIC provides its members with skills, tools, and knowledge that address aspects of leadership, financial management and performance, academic quality, and institutional visibility. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.