At their recent meeting in Washington, DC, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) elected David Theo Goldberg, UCHRI director, to serve on their board of directors. Goldberg joins seven additional education leaders from a wide array of positions and institutions:
- Brooke Barnett, Associate Provost for Academic and Inclusive Excellence, Elon University
- Katherine Bergeron, President, Connecticut College
- Amy E. Ferrer, Executive Director, American Philosophical Association
- Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict
- Paul G. Lannon, Partner, Holland & Knight
- Ralph Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of South Florida
- Kathleen Woodward, Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English, University of Washington
“AAC&U is honored to have such a talented group of higher education leaders on our board of directors,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “Their diversity of perspectives and commitment to excellence is more critical than ever in advancing our mission of promoting liberal learning and equity in undergraduate education in service to democracy.”
For Goldberg, the appointment is an opportunity to advance the important work of AAC&U. “I am thrilled to serve on such a prestigious board,” he states, “We are in a pivotal moment for higher education, and I look forward to addressing critical interventions with my colleagues at AAC&U.”
AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises 1,400 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.
AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, faculty, and staff engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Through a broad range of activities, AAC&U reinforces the collective commitment to liberal education at the national, local, and global levels. Its high-quality programs, publications, research, meetings, institutes, public outreach efforts, and campus-based projects help individual institutions ensure that the quality of student learning is central to their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges. Information about AAC&U can be found at www.aacu.org.