Webster University President Appointed to NAICU Board of Directors

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of private nonprofit higher education

President Elizabeth "Beth" StrobleST. LOUIS (Feb. 13, 2014) - Webster University President Elizabeth “Beth” Stroble has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of NAICU, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. NAICU serves as the unified national voice of private nonprofit higher education. Its three priorities have focused on:

  • Strengthening the current structure and funding of federal financial aid programs;
  • Reducing the regulatory burden on independent colleges and universities; and
  • Amending the tax code to assist private nonprofit higher education institutions and the capacity of their students and families to save, pay for college and repay loans.

Members of the NAICU Board of Directors set the association agenda of federal higher education policy, encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives, and oversee the association’s financial administration.

“Webster University President Elizabeth Stroble is at the forefront of emerging leadership and expertise in global higher education,” said NAICU President David L. Warren. “Her strong commitment to America’s college students and interest in advancing the cause of private, nonprofit colleges and universities will be a great benefit to NAICU and our membership. She assumes her responsibilities with NAICU at a time of great challenge and transformation for American higher education.”

Stroble also will serve on NAICU’s Committee on Policy Analysis and Public Relations, which identifies current and future issues affecting independent higher education and suggests priorities and strategies for research, and for public relations activities to enhance public understanding of and support for independent higher education.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.