Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, president of Kalamazoo College in Michigan, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). The association represents more than 1,000 member institutions nationwide.
“NAICU is an effective and respected participant in the political process, representing member institutions on policy issues with the federal government, including issues affecting student aid, taxation, government regulation, and the assault on the liberal arts,” Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran said. “As NAICU chair, I will be in a position to advocate for these and other issues that are vital to helping institutions thrive in a competitive marketplace, an uncertain economy, and a divisive political climate.”
Dr. Wilson-Oyelaran has served as president of Kalamazoo College since 2005. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pomona College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in education from the Claremont Graduate University in California.