The council of Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU) was founded in March 1954 as the Arkansas foundation of Associated Colleges. The AICU began as an organization to provide funding for the state’s private colleges and universities, but has evolved to provide public policy advocacy to support legislative policy for the independent sector. The President is the chief executive officer of the corporation and provides professional leadership, and, with the support of the Board of Directors, executes the mission of AICU. The President is the chief spokesperson for the public value of private education in Arkansas. The President serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. The President oversees all employees, contracts for administrative, statistical and other services, and provides for all necessary assistance for the corporation’s Board of Directors.
The AICU is seeking a President whose collaborative and strong leadership will enhance the contributions that Arkansas’s private colleges and universities make to a broad set of stakeholders that include the citizens of Arkansas, students, and alumni of the member campuses.