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St. Lawrence President Daniel F. Sullivan has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu). cIcu represents the chief executives of the more than 100 independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities in New York State on issues of public policy.

Sullivan, the University's 17th president, has served in this capacity since 1996. He is a 1965 mathematics graduate of St. Lawrence and earned the Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University. Prior to his service as president of St. Lawrence, he was president of Allegheny College. Under his leadership, St. Lawrence University has launched several major initiatives in academic programs, including expansion of the faculty and the addition of new major fields and international study programs; facilities renovation including expansion and construction of student life, academic and athletic spaces; and in regional economic development and community relations. He has written numerous papers and several books incorporating his knowledge of the sociology of science and medicine, organizations, and college and university planning.

Other college and university presidents elected to the cIcu Board of Trustees are: Daan Braveman, Nazareth College; former St. Lawrence Professor of Government Richard Guarasci, Wagner College; Elizabeth Hill, St. Joseph's College; Mary Eileen O'Brien, Dominican College; and Stuart Rabinowitz, Hofstra University. cIcu Board officers, all of whom are college and university presidents, are: David A. Caputo of Pace University, chair; Charles J. Beirne, S.J., of Le Moyne College, vice-chair; Phillip A. Glotzbach of Skidmore College, secretary; John E. Sexton of New York University, treasurer.

Member colleges in cIcu compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (57%), master's degrees (71%), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80%) earned in New York State. cIcu's member campuses enroll more than 460,000 students, including 300,000 New York State residents. One in three (33%) New Yorkers enrolled full time at independent colleges and universities in the state comes from a family earning less than $40,000 annually. And most (53%) African-American and Latino students who earn their bachelor's and graduate degrees in New York State are independent sector alumni.

More information: President Sullivan's Web site

The cIcu Web site

Posted: May 17, 2007

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